Senior Health

May 19, 2021
Parents Growing Old: A Guide for the Caring Kids

Aging is a part of the circle of life. Your once young parents, who brought you up and were there for you whenever you needed it, may need your help now. You probably want to do everything to make the final chapters of their lives happy, and their end dignified. But how do you achieve […]

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May 15, 2021
Top 5 Reasons That Increase The Risk of Falls in Seniors

Fall may seem like a minor injury to some but for the elderly population, it poses a huge health risk. More than one out of four older people fall each year, and one out of five falls lead to serious injuries like broken bones or head injury [1]. In the United States alone, there is […]

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May 14, 2021
Sciatica Stretches That Can be Done By Seniors

I have previously talked about sciatica which can be visited here. If you read through it, you probably have a general idea about the location of the sciatic nerve (lower back/hamstrings), how it becomes irritated by becoming trapped, the pain it causes, and how to alleviate the pain with certain positions and leg/back stretches. The […]

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May 8, 2021
Does the Key to Understanding Alzheimer’s Lie in the Gut?

The human body is a home for a variety of microorganisms. Bacteria, viruses, and fungi reside on the skin, the eyes, in the upper parts of the respiratory system, lower parts of the urinary system, the vagina, and alongside the whole digestive tract – from the oral cavity to the anus. All these human body […]

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April 28, 2021
Age Related Hearing Loss? Its Probably Presbycusis

We all have seen older people wearing hearing aids, and I am sure you wondered why is that? Why some people require hearing aids as they age? This is presbycusis. Presbycusis refers to the progressive, irreversible hearing loss that happens to the elderly as they age.Presbycusis medical definition is the degeneration of some ear structures […]

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April 24, 2021
Falls in the Elderly: Danger Signs and What to Do

Trauma caused by falls is one of the most common reasons of emergency room (ER) visits in the United States. For the past decade, incidences of falls and injuries are steadily increasing with more than one out of four old people (aged 65 and above) falling down every year. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control […]

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April 16, 2021
“It Is Not As If I Am Paralyzed”: Anosognosia, a Lack of Insight

Do you happen to know a person with dementia? As their condition progresses, you can see how their memory and other cognitive functions deteriorate. But can they prevent it? According to researches, 20-81% of patients with dementia are unaware of their impairment. This is what we call anosognosia, a neurological condition in which the patient […]

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April 15, 2021
The Calcium-Phosphorus Balance and Why Should We Pay Attention to It

Of all minerals in the body, both calcium and phosphorus are intimately related to the structure and metabolism of bones throughout a lifetime of dynamic remodeling. Remodeling is a continuous process of simultaneous formation and resorption of bones that involve the activity of bone cells called osteoclasts (also known as the “destroyers”) and osteoblasts (also […]

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April 13, 2021
Keeping Your Mind Sharp After 65? Take This Advice!

A decline in cognitive functions is a normal part of aging. While vocabulary, for example, doesn’t change or even improves with age. Other abilities, such as reasoning, processing, attention, and memory, inevitably worsen. This is more pronounced in patients with dementia or a mild cognitive impairment (MCI) but is not strictly reserved for them. The […]

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April 8, 2021
Beware of the Bone Thief - A Guide to Osteoporosis

More than two decades ago, the famous NHANES III study found that approximately 10% of people aged 50 and over suffer from osteoporosis. In 2010, these results were supplemented with the new findings: apart from 10% suffering from osteoporosis, 43% more have osteopenia. In other words, over 50% of people older than 50 have low […]

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April 6, 2021
How is the Cardiovascular System Affected by Aging?

A Journey to the Anatomy of our Cardiovascular System Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in the world [1]. The cardiovascular system consists of 2 components: the heart and the blood vessels that contain the blood pumped by the heart. The heart pumps blood to all over the body and it consists […]

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April 5, 2021
Living with Osteoarthritis: Management and Lifestyle Recommendations

Joint failure, as such when all joint structures undergo damage (e.g. cartilage loss, joint-bridging muscle weakness, sclerosis of bony plates), is the biggest thief of independence. Joint injury in the setting of failure of protective mechanisms has robbed off people of their ability to perform daily activities and lead satisfying, productive lives. Osteoarthritis is the […]

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April 2, 2021
Guide to Best Wobble Board Reviews

Disclaimer: HealthCreeds is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. What is a Wobble Board? A wobble balance board is a type of balance board having a flat platform with an unstable base. There are many different types of balance boards, namely wobble board, rocker board, spring […]

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March 20, 2021
Guide to Best Knee Scooters in the Market

Disclaimer: Healthcreeds is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. What is a Knee Scooter? A knee scooter is a mobility aid for people who cannot ambulate due to a leg injury. A knee scooter for broken foot may have three or four wheels and provides a […]

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March 16, 2021
6 Balance Ball Exercises for Seniors

The Balance Ball If you have been reading our previous articles, you should be well-aware of how important strength and conditioning are, specifically from the core stability exercises for seniors article. We have shed light on how such exercises can improve mobility and balance, which potentially reduces fall and injury risk (1,2). In addition to […]

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