Senior Citizens Month was established in 1963. Now called Older Americans Month, statistics show that by 2030, there will be some 34 million seniors.
When we talk about osteoarthritis, part of it is lifestyle and part of it is medical treatment as well.
There is a report in the journal Aging Cell that a compound found in strawberries may potentially help in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
According to information from the Alzheimer’s Association, once women are in their 60’s, they are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s as breast cancer.
Even though there is no cure for dementia, studies show that it making be striking older people later in life than in had in the past.
Getting older and want to keep your mind sharp? It seems that crossword puzzles and reading just won’t cut it.
A national team of stem cell researchers has found that a gene called lin28a might hold the secret to regenerating tissue and regrowing hair.
A growing trend for emergency room physicians is to try and involve primary care doctors when treating elderly patients and get the other doctor’s input regarding treatment.
Even though forgetfulness can be an indicator of Alzheimer’s, It is important to remember that certain types of memory loss are normal as we age.
In the past few years, doctors have seen almost a twenty percent increase in male patients requesting plastic surgery.
Although it can occur in almost any joint, osteoarthritis is a condition that often occurs most commonly in the knee.
Hearing loss affects more than a quarter of adults over the age of fifty. The number grows to more than fifty percent in people over eighty years of age. Testing for hearing loss is easy and helpful.
It is not something that we like to think about but fear of aging and the possible loss of self control can lead to serious depression.
In osteoarthritis the protective cartilage in the joints wears down over time. It’s more common in people over 50 and people who are overweight, but cartilage can wear away in virtually anyone.
A study designed to see whether fear-related anxiety is associated with changes at the cellular level determined that telomeres are shorter in people who exhibit the behavior.