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Process of Aging

  • Tremors in Elderly Adults: What to Know Involuntary tremors in the elderly are relatively common and rarely life-threatening. However, people who develop tremors after the age of 70 do have higher rates of mortality and dementia; and even relatively harmless tremors can impact a person’s ability to do certain ... Continue Reading
  • Muscle Loss In Seniors: Can It Be Reversed? Losing strength with age is natural. But left unmanaged, muscle loss in seniors can be quite debilitating, even threatening a loss of independence. Sarcopenia (loss of skeletal muscle mass) affects about one in ten adults over the age of 50, which further emphasizes the ... Continue Reading
  • Frail Elderly Syndrome: What is Frailty in the Elderly? Aging involves a lot of changes to the body. For most adults, bone density peaks around age 30, then it starts a steady decline which continues for the remainder of our lives. In our 40’s, it’s normal to start undergoing gradual age-related muscle loss, called sarcopenia. ... Continue Reading
  • Leg Cramps in Elderly Adults As you age, your tendons naturally shorten and result in leg muscle cramps. These cramps are more likely to occur at night (in fact, 75% of reported leg cramps occur during this time) while you’re trying to sleep and can make it quite challenging to rest. Nearly every adult ... Continue Reading
  • What Causes Excessive Drooling in the Elderly? Excessive drooling in elderly people is not only an embarrassment, but it can also be a sign of an underlying health concern. Drooling in seniors is not an inevitable part of the aging process. The build-up of excessive saliva or the inability to control it should be ... Continue Reading
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