Sundowning May Explain Mood Changes in Dementia Patients
For patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, it’s common to display changes in mood or behavior, especially in the late afternoon or early evening. These changes can include substantial mood swings, accompanied by confusion, a set of behaviors that is referred to as “sundowning” because of the time of day it […]Read More
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
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
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
How to Have A Happy (And Healthy) Holiday Season
If you’re like a lot of people, you may tend to gain a few pounds during the holidays. Starting with Thanksgiving, the last six weeks of every year, through New Year’s Day, are filled with feasts and parties. And during this time, people love to show off their culinary favorites, so you’re likely to come […]Read More
The Early Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer
The function of the pancreas is to provide the juices and enzymes necessary for digesting food. Mainly, the pancreas produces and secretes insulin, which converts sugar to glucose. In addition to sugars, the enzymes and digestive juices produced by the pancreas are also critical to how the body processes proteins, fats, and starches. Pancreatic cancer […]Read More
Planning a Long Flight? Jet Lag Can Be A Real Problem.
One of the most popular activities for retired seniors is travel. And unlike vacations of the past, you can go where you want without having to be concerned about fun activities for the children. However, if you’re planning a trip that involves a long flight – especially a flight several time zones to the east of […]Read More