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Fitness can protect you from cancer — even 20 or more years down the road, researchers report. And men who were the most fit in middle age were the least likely to die a quarter century later even if they … Continue reading
Over age 40, an estimated 25 million people have cataracts and more than 2.5 million have glaucoma; more than 2 million men and women over age 50 have age-related macular degeneration. Click here for more information from AARP.
1 out of 8 women will get breast cancer. . . Should you proceed with genetic testing and a possible mastectomy? Please view the video from the Mayo Clinic for further information.
More women die from heart disease than the next 4 causes combined, including all forms of cancer. Check out the American Heart Association website for more information on women’s heart disease including your risk, how to live healthy and how … Continue reading
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 70 % of Americans over the age of 45 are overweight and 33% are obese! However, dieting isn’t something that we do, it’s a lifestyle. Now is the time to start looking … Continue reading
Geriatric diabetes is not as well understood as it is for the pediatric population. Treating a 40-year-old the same way as an 80-year-old is inappropriate. The diabetic patient’s family and physicians may not think about other complications such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, … Continue reading
Depression has become a major problem among older adults, and most people believe it is a natural consequence of aging. However, it has been proven that senior citizens can remain happy as they age. Caregivers can play a major role … Continue reading
JFK designated May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging the nation to pay tribute to older people across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate those 65 and older … Continue reading
It isn’t unusual for people with Alzheimer’s to behave inappropriately in public at times. And often that leads to embarrassment for the caregiver. For example, the person may become agitated and make scenes in public, causing people to stare. This … Continue reading
Caring for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia is no easy task, but there are plenty of ways to make life a little easier for both patients and caregivers. Please read the attached article for personal stories from patients of Alzheimer’s and their … Continue reading