Osteoarthritis and Aging
For decades, scientists believed that osteoarthritis was caused by long-term wear and tear on the joints. While there is a connection to usage injuries that happen throughout a lifetime, doctors now perceive osteoarthritis as a disease of the joints, most commonly the spine, hands, feet, knees, and hips. Also referred to as degenerative joint disease […]Read More
The Benefits of Music Therapy for Seniors
Most people would agree that listening to music can affect one’s emotional state. Many people listen to upbeat music when they want to raise their energy level, either for fun or motivation. Or, when they want to relax after a stressful day, soft classical music or light jazz may do the trick. In addition to […]Read More
Just A Little Heartburn? It Could Be Gastritis.
Almost everyone, at one point or another, experiences stomach issues. Whether it’s heartburn, indigestion, or nausea, feeling a little sick to your stomach can be an unpleasant thing to go through. As we get older, however, it’s important to be more cautious about these types of symptoms because they could indicate a case of gastritis. […]Read More
Understanding How Epilepsy Affects Seniors
When most people think of epilepsy, they think it’s a disease that starts in childhood or early adulthood, or they assume it’s a genetic disorder and can’t be caused by outside factors. Among seniors, however, epilepsy can develop even during their advanced years. In fact, among patients older than 75 years old, one in 10 […]Read More
What Seniors Need to Know About Sinusitis
For most people, sinus problems caused by colds or allergies are fairly common and can range from a case of sinusitis all the way to a full-blown sinus infection. Sinusitis simply means that there is inflammation in your sinuses, which are the hollow spaces located in the bones behind your eyebrows, cheeks, and jaw. While […]Read More
Aging Skin and How to Take Care of It
No matter how old you are, your skin is the most prominent feature of your outward appearance. Considered the largest organ in the human body, its biological functions include protecting your body from pathogens, regulating body temperature, producing vitamin D, and removing toxins through the production of sweat, among others. For most people, as they […]Read More
When Do You Know It’s Time for Cataract Surgery?
If you’re like a lot of people, the thought of having surgery on your eyes is enough to make you squirm a little. After all, a single grain of sand or an eyelash in your eyes can pretty much ruin your day, right? It may come as a surprise, then, that cataract surgery only takes […]Read More
A Guide to Knee Replacement Surgery
In some ways, the human body is like a machine that has many moving parts. Unlike machines, though, the body has the remarkable ability to heal itself when injured, depending on the part of the body affected. If you cut your skin, for example, a scab will form and the damaged tissue will regenerate. Similarly, […]Read More
Protecting and Maintaining Your Balance As You Age.
Among the aging population in the U.S., one important key to maintaining good health and longevity is preventing falls. Nationwide, falls are the leading cause of injury and death among seniors. Even older adults in good health can experience a decrease in balance compared to when they were younger. In fact, more than a third […]Read More
Six New Year’s Resolutions That Make Complete Sense as We Age
With the holidays in full swing, many of us are spending more time with friends and family. And as we age and gain more perspective, the time we spend with the people we love seems to become more and more meaningful. So, as we strive to be happier and healthier during our golden years, our […]Read More