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Common Age-Related problems And Diseases

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

As we age, it becomes more likely that we will be affected by a number of different age-related problems and illnesses. Some of the most common age-related issues that seniors may face include hearing and vision loss, immune system decline, cognitive decline, and more.

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Topics: Senior Health

Common Reasons For Senior Hospitalization

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

There are millions of hospitalizations of seniors each year, in fact, they generally account for one-third of all hospitalizations in the United States. While some of these may be minor injuries, a lot of them can be serious chronic illnesses or ailments that may even be life-threatening.

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Topics: Senior Health

Tips For Preventing Pneumonia

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 30, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

As we age, our bodies become more and more susceptible to dealing with certain illnesses and problems such as pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air pockets of the lungs, they can become filled with fluid or pus and can cause serious coughing fits.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Preventing Eyesight Loss In Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

It’s no surprise that as we age our eyesight loss begins to start. There are a number of age-related changes that can affect your eyesight and some changes may be more serious than others. Seniors can deal with a number of common eye problems such as presbyopia and cataracts that can impact a person’s eyesight.

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Topics: Senior Health

Preventing Senior Falls

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

As we age, our bodies become more susceptible to injuries and health problems; preventing senior falls is a top priority as falls are one of the top issues facing seniors. Falls are a common problem among older adults, in fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one in four older adults fall each year. And, as the older population continues to grow each year, the problem will only become more significant.

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Preventing Age-Related Hearing Loss In Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 24, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Most adults deal with age-related the gradually occurs as they grow older. It is one of the most common conditions that affect older and elderly adults, in fact, about one in three people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss. Moreover, nearly half of all seniors older than 75 have difficulty hearing.

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Topics: Senior Health

Keeping Seniors Safe From The Heat

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 19, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

As summer is now in full effect and temperatures are rising around the country, it is a good idea to look at and learn more about heat-related illnesses that can prove to be dangerous.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Preventing Dental Decay In Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Taking care of the mouth and teeth, and preventing dental decay is incredibly important for everyone, but especially for seniors. If not taken care of properly, it can lead to issues with the teeth and gums and can cause problems like cavities or tooth loss.

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Topics: Senior Health

The Link Between Alcohol Use And Dementia

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Alcohol use is associated with a number of different chronic diseases and problems in the body. Drinking alcohol affects nearly every organ in the body and can cause a wide range of physical and mental health issues. One commonly overlooked problem associated with alcohol is the way that the substance increases the risk of many different diseases and problems, including dementia-related problems.

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Topics: Senior Health

Tips For Dealing With Sundowning

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 12, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Sundowning is a major issue for many senior citizens who are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. The term refers broadly to a number of symptoms occurring in elderly patients after the time of sunset.

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Topics: Alzheimers

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