Seniors, Depression And A Caregiver

Seniors, Depression And A Caregiver When an energetic and outgoing older adult withdraws from social activities, stops calling friends, and prefers being alone, depression could be a likely reason for the change in behavior. Depression in older adults is often overlooked because symptoms of mood disorder are also associated with health conditions common among seniors. … Continue reading “Seniors, Depression And A Caregiver”

Want to Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia? Try Reducing Stress.

Want to Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia? Try Reducing Stress. Stress – especially prolonged or chronic stress – may increase an individual’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related conditions. Stress and Dementia Link: The Evidence Scientists have long suspected a link between stress and age-related cognitive decline, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. For one … Continue reading “Want to Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia? Try Reducing Stress.”

Fighting Inflammation With Food And Lifestyle

Fighting Inflammation With Food And Lifestyle When you see the word “inflammation” as it relates to the body, you probably do not think about its positive side. The body has different ways of protecting itself and inflammation plays a role in the process. Inflammation helps the body fight against an injury, virus, bacteria or any … Continue reading “Fighting Inflammation With Food And Lifestyle”

Vertigo What Causes it and How to Alleviate It

Vertigo What Causes it and How to Alleviate It If you wake up in the morning and see the room spinning around and feel seasick even though you are not on a boat, there’s a good chance that you are suffering from vertigo. The whirling sensation makes it difficult for vertigo sufferers to walk straight, … Continue reading “Vertigo What Causes it and How to Alleviate It”

Things to Know About Parkinson’s Disease

Things to Know About Parkinson’s Disease About 60,000 people living in the United Sates are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every year, and it’s expected that nearly 1 million Americans will be living with the disorder by 2020. That’s well above the number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined! … Continue reading “Things to Know About Parkinson’s Disease”

Things to Know About Diabetes

Things to Know About Diabetes It’s estimated that more than 30 million Americans currently suffer from diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. While this potentially life-threatening condition ranks as a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, new cases of adult blindness, and non-injury-related leg and foot amputations, the myths and misconceptions surrounding diabetes often prevent victims from receiving the … Continue reading “Things to Know About Diabetes”

Lower Your Blood Pressure

Lower Your Blood Pressure More than 100 million adults—or almost half of all adults in the United States—have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. Adults of all ages can suffer from high blood pressure, also known as “hypertension,” but the condition is more prevalent in adults over 60 years old. A person … Continue reading “Lower Your Blood Pressure”

A Promising Alzheimer’s Treatment Isn’t in A Pill

A Promising Alzheimer’s Treatment Isn’t in A Pill Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most dreaded diagnoses of old age. Alzheimer’s, this for-now incurable disease ravages the mind, robs the memory, and kills an estimated 1/3 of U.S seniors – more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. While deaths attributed to the nation’s top … Continue reading “A Promising Alzheimer’s Treatment Isn’t in A Pill”