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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Life Expectancy When it comes to life expectancy, rheumatoid arthritis can be confusing. This is due to various other factors that can affect the condition. In this post, we will review what you need to know about rheumatoid arthritis life expectancy. Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Reduce Life ... Continue Reading
  • Keeping Elderly Couples Together Have you ever heard the saying “Getting older is not for sissies?” That saying holds true for seniors facing the challenges that aging inevitably brings. Who is that person staring back at you when you look in the mirror? Silver strands have weaved their way into your ... Continue Reading
  • What Age is Considered Elderly? The word “elderly” may have a variety of connotations associated with it. But how old is elderly? What age is considered elderly medically? In this post, we will take a look at what is considered elderly. What is Considered Elderly Age? At what age is a person considered ... Continue Reading
  • Kyphosis: Why Do Some Elderly Adults Walk Bent Over? Have you ever seen an elderly person that almost appeared to have a hunchback and thought to yourself, “I wonder why the elderly walk bent over?” It turns out there is an official name for this condition: kyphosis. What is Kyphosis? Kyphosis is an exaggerated, forward ... Continue Reading
  • Leading Causes of Death in Elderly Adults What is the leading cause of death in elderly? There are several causes of death for elderly adults but fortunately, it is possible to keep one’s health in check to make sure things do not go this far. In this post, we will review the leading causes of death in elderly. ... Continue Reading
  • Acne in the Elderly Acne is a word usually associated with teenagers and puberty. But unfortunately elderly acne is becoming more common and can be frustrating to see when you look in the mirror. Acne in the Elderly Acne in elderly adults can be caused by a number of things, including: Changes ... Continue Reading
  • Causes of GI Bleeding in Elderly Adults Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding can be dangerous if not properly treated. This is a symptom of a disorder in your digestive tract, resulting in blood appearing in the stool or vomit. In this post, we’ll take a look at what causes GI bleeding in elderly and some other ... Continue Reading
  • Physical Changes the Elderly Experience It is so difficult to see signs of physical decline in our elderly loved ones. If they are someone you see everyday, it can be challenging to notice changes in their behavior or physical abilities, especially when they happen gradually. In addition, consciously or not, we do ... Continue Reading
  • Bone Marrow Failure in the Elderly: Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) What are Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)? Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are a group of bone marrow failures in the elderly that occur when bone marrow is not producing enough red blood cells in the elderly patient. MDS in elderly patients are often unrecognized and ... Continue Reading
  • Symptoms of Protein Deficiency in Elderly Adults When it comes to protein, elderly adults need to ensure they get the right amount of it. Protein helps older adults build and maintain muscle mass while also helping to heal wounds and fight diseases. In this post, we will review elderly protein needs, the dangers of low ... Continue Reading
  • What Causes Sudden Confusion in Elderly Adults? Sudden confusion in the elderly, often referred to as delirium, is alarming for both the elderly person and those who love them. Intermittent confusion in elderly people may indicate the beginning stage of dementia, but there are other reasons for a sudden episode of ... Continue Reading
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: Colonoscopy & Alternatives for Elderly Adults Colonoscopy is definitely a dirty word when it comes to growing older. Most people quite literally dread them. Fortunately, there are now many alternatives to a colonoscopy available for those who can’t afford or simply don’t want to deal with the difficult and uncomfortable ... Continue Reading
  • Dysphagia in Elderly Adults Swallowing difficulties can be a frustrating and uncomfortable situation that can significantly impact a person's quality of life. Furthermore, they can deprive seniors of their proper nutrients. These difficulties can be summed up through a condition called dysphagia. What ... Continue Reading
  • What Vaccines Do Older Adults Need? When it comes to vaccines, elderly people should make sure they get proper treatments to improve their health. As people get older, their immune systems start to weaken, which makes vaccines a necessity for adults over the age of 65. In this post, we will review what you ... Continue Reading
  • What Causes Dry Heaves in Elderly Adults? If you have never experienced the discomfort and fear caused by dry heaves, consider yourself lucky. The retching, gagging, and excessive saliva production is an unpleasant and sometimes scary feeling. Then there’s the anticipation of the condition returning without warning ... Continue Reading
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