5 Stroke Risk Factors in Older Adults

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and the fifth leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Nearly 75 percent of strokes occur in people over 65. The risk of serious health complications increases with age, so it’s important for older adults to know what may contribute to having…

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How Exercise Benefits Seniors

There’s no denying that age takes a toll on the body. As we get older, the things we used to enjoy can become more difficult to do. These realizations can lead to feelings of depression and isolation when you’re no longer able to take long bike rides, swim or run. On a brighter note, there…

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Common Reasons for Elderly Hospitalization

According to UpToDate, a clinical decision support resource, nearly 40 percent of adults hospitalized are over the age of 65. Your elderly loved ones have a two in five chance of being admitted to the hospital during their “golden years”. What are some of the common causes to know? Body Pain With age, we become…

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January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is the number one cause of irreversible blindness. This group of eye diseases damage the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain. There are no symptoms and the permanent vision loss can occur without warning. In fact, you could lose up to 40 percent of your vision without noticing! What should seniors…

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