For quite a few survivors of breast cancer, managing hot flashes – sometimes as often as several times each and every day – makes daily life a challenge. And even though there are a variety of treatment solutions available, one surprising approach is starting to gain in popularity: acupuncture. Read More
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Although scores of senior loved ones are dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, an even greater number of family members are trying to cope with taking care of them. Surprisingly, nearly 75% of family care providers are managing their older loved ones’ dementia care needs alone, with only 26% reaching out for professional care support. Read More
The latest Alzheimer’s statistics are worrying. The disease is now the 6th leading cause of death, rising above both breast cancer and prostate cancer put together. And even though deaths from other chronic health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, are decreasing, those from Alzheimer’s have increased in excess of 100%. Read More
They’re currently recognized to result in a number of short-term side-effects, such as memory loss and confusion, but new research suggests several of the stronger anticholinergic drugs (such as those prescribed for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression, and overactive bladder) may now be Alzheimer’s risk factors. Read More
On the subject of chronic diseases, the elderly are the experts, hands down, with nearly 3 out of 4 older persons dealing with ongoing chronic condition management. With the constant barrage of bloodwork as well as other medical tests, doctors’ appointments and procedures, and medications, controlling chronic diseases usually takes both a physical and emotional toll, and can quickly become overwhelming. Read More
Even though the ultimate goal is always to increase safety and health for the aging adults they love, those providing senior assistance at home, unfortunately, sometimes end up diminishing their very own health in the process. Read More
Medications can both improve and save lives, but there is a hidden danger that can lead to dire consequences — the risk of medication non-adherence.
Statistics show that as many as 125,000 people lose their lives each year as a result of prescription medication non-adherence, a number that’s twice as large as those who die from car accidents. Read More
With more than 10,000 prescription drugs available in the United States, it’s no wonder that so many seniors – approximately one in three – are taking at least five of them each and every day. Read More
Think for one minute about all the steps you go through to take a bath.
First, you step over a high tub wall while attempting to maintain balance.
Then, you lower yourself into the tub using your arm strength. Read More
Home is where the heart is, which is why the hearts of so many seniors are set on aging in place at home, instead of facing a move to a nursing home or assisted living facility – upwards of 90% of them, as shown in research conducted by AARP. Read More