Flu Vaccines Need to be Improved for Seniors

The new flu season has begun, but according to a report from an AARP Bulletin that analyzed data from the government, deaths from flu in seniors over age 65 have risen in the last few years. More than 12,000 seniors died from flu and flu complications during last year’s flu season that began October 1,…

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Managing High Blood Pressure for Good Health

Keeping your Blood Pressure in Balance can Prolong your Life Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. If the heart has to work too hard, the blood pressure goes up, but in a normal situation it should come down at rest. High blood pressure has been associated with…

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Dangers of Obesity in Seniors

The Obesity Epidemic According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 41% of US seniors age 60 and over are obese. More than 42% of middle-aged adults age 40-59 years are obese. Obesity has been shown to be a high risk factor for many diseases: Certain kinds of cancers Coronary Heart…

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Memory Loss and Cognitive Decline in Seniors after Surgery

Post Operative Cognitive Decline (POCD) There are many reports of seniors who had a surgical operation and after it experienced memory loss, trouble with multi-tasking, difficulty in learning new skills, inability to concentrate and other cognitive problems. This is called postoperative cognitive decline (POCD) which is usually temporary, but in some cases it remains the…

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Tips for Managing Sundown Syndrome

Signs of Sundown Syndrome A strange phenomena that sometimes occurs in seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s is called Sundown Syndrome (sundowning) because this always occurs around the time that the sun is setting.   Basically, demented seniors begin to show signs of agitation, anxiety, confusion, sadness, anger, mood changes and even aggression that begins in the…

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Seniors Living in Isolation are at Greater Risk for Diseases

Health Risks for Seniors Living in Isolation Seniors living in isolation are a growing problem in America. According to a University of Michigan study published March 3, 2018 in the Healthcare Journal one out of every five seniors lives in isolation, cut off from both friends and family and they are at a high risk…

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Hearing Loss in Seniors

Age Related Hearing Loss Most hearing loss in seniors is from aging and is called presbycusis. According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), this is one of the most common age-related problems that afflict the elderly and it is estimated that 1 in 3 seniors in the United States between…

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