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Seniors and Health Issues

  • May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month Half of the U.S. population of older adults have a higher risk of fracturing a bone due to low bone density or osteoporosis. Diet and exercise are keys to maintaining strong bones. About 50% of women and 25% of men in the U.S. will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Has your ... Continue Reading
  • Post-Stroke Care Requires 24-Hour Attention Post-stroke recovery is not a process that a family should rush. Your dad had a stroke that left him without the use of his left side. He's in a wheelchair, barely speaks, and has little usage of his left hand and arm. The one thing you cannot do is leave your dad alone. He ... Continue Reading
  • Seniors and Diabetes: Tips for Managing Blood Sugar Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing diseases, and one out of every four seniors in the US has it. As diabetes brings many other serious complications to the body, seniors are at more risk due to their age. And also, combined with the other factors, like the slow metabolic ... Continue Reading
  • What Is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition where the immune system attacks the myelin layer within the spinal cord and brain. When this happens, it prevents messages between the spinal cord and brain from traveling correctly. March is National MS Awareness Month. It's a good ... Continue Reading
  • Reversing Memory Loss: Can it Be Done? Is your elderly loved one having some memory loss? If so, you might instantly start thinking they have Alzheimer’s disease or a form of dementia. While that could be what is going on, do your best not to jump to conclusions. Your elderly loved one could have another issue ... Continue Reading
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