Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease with An Eye Test
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are currently about 5.8 million people with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, making it the sixth leading cause of death. It’s the most common form of dementia with up to 80 percent of all diagnosed cases. People who have Alzheimer’s disease typically have problems with memory and thinking, […]Read More
Though Rare Among Seniors, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Can Be Devastating
It is estimated that, throughout the world, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) affects as many as one out of every 8,000 to 10,000 people. For the most part, this devastating disease affects babies and toddlers. However, the variation commonly known as Type 4 SMA or proximal spinal atrophy, though extremely rare, can strike at any time […]Read More
Hepatitis C: A Hidden Danger for Seniors
One of the more serious health issues confronting an aging U.S. population is the rate of hepatitis C infection among people born between 1945 and 1965. Statistically, it is estimated that 75% of all people with the disease were born in that window, making them five times more likely to be infected than other age […]Read More
Why measles prevention is important… at any age.
If you’ve been watching the news, you’re probably aware that 2019 has been a record year for reported cases of the measles. As recently as 2000, it was thought that measles had been eliminated. Through June, however, more than a thousand measles cases have been reported in 28 states, including Florida. Furthermore, according to the […]Read More
The Health Benefits of Safe Exposure to Sunshine
Whether it’s by staying indoors or using plenty of sunscreen, we’ve all been told to avoid direct exposure to the sun at all costs. Indeed, unprotected overexposure to the sun’s radiation is the main cause of skin cancer, including melanoma and carcinoma. However, a moderate amount of sunshine on your skin can provide a range […]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
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