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PTSD In Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM


Seniors suffer from a number of age-related issues, however, there are also problems that can crop up that have nothing to do with age. Post-traumatic stress disorder, is one problem that many people deal with.

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Topics: Senior Mental Health

The Overlap Of Dementia And Psychiatric Disorders

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 16, 2019 11:00:00 AM


Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are serious issues that affect millions of Americans and is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

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Topics: dementia care

This Blood Test May Identify Alzheimer's Before Symptoms Arise

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM


There is a growing consensus among neurobiologists that says that treatment for Alzheimer’s needs to begin and be tested as soon as possible, even before symptoms arise. However, it can be hard to identify Alzheimer’s until it is too late. But, this could be changing.

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Topics: Alzheimers

How To Boost The Immune System In The Elderly

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM


As we age, our bodies become more and more susceptible to injury, sickness, and disease. Not only do we experience things like a reduction in bone density and loss of balance, both of which can lead to harmful falls, but we also deal with a loss of immune functioning.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Alcohol Use Disorders In Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM


Alcohol use disorders are somewhat common among adults and older adults. According to Experimental Gerontology, alcohol use disorders affect one to three percent of elderly subjects. Moreover, seniors who aren’t necessarily alcoholics can still deal with alcohol-related issues. In fact, just because someone doesn’t have a alcohol use disorder doesn’t meant hey struggle with alcohol in some way or another. According to the New York Times, ten percent of seniors binge drink.

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Topics: Senior Health

What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM


Vision problems, such as age-related macular degeneration, are common issues that affect many older adults. Learning more about these type of vision issues can help you prevent them and identify them when they occur.

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Topics: Senior Health

Senior Sleep Deprivation

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 8, 2019 11:00:00 AM


It is not uncommon for seniors to deal with sleep-related disorders, including sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and sleep deprivation. These are normal issues for older adults to deal with. Learning more about these types of problems will help you recognize the behavior in yourself or your loved one and get treatment if needed to improve your quality of life.

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Topics: Senior Health

How To Help Seniors Who Have Chronic Pain

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM


Chronic pain is a common issue in later life and is actually one of the most common conditions encountered by healthcare professions among older patients. Pain is associated with a number of different issues including reduced mobility, lack of activity, depression, falls, anxiety, isolation, and more.

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Topics: Senior Health

Essential Nutrients For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 6, 2019 11:00:00 AM


Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients for seniors that the body needs in order to develop and function properly. Getting your daily recommendation of nutrients will help the body function as it is supposed to and help you stay healthy as you age.

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Topics: Senior Health

How Cancer Affects Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM


Aging can bring about a number of different issues related to health; one common problem that can be overlooked is cancer. Many don’t realize that cancer is a disease of old age. In fact, according to one study, about 60 percent of cancers occur in people aged 65 and older. Furthermore, 70 percent of cancer deaths occur in this age group as well.

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Topics: Senior Health

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