Senior Health

March 10, 2021
Can a Person Die from Dementia?

Dementia is a progressive decline of brain functions. Our brain is the command center for controlling everything that goes on in our bodies; it has the final say in how you think, how you move, and what you feel. Dementia slowly deteriorates brain functions, starting from mild memory deficits up to severe compromise in the […]

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March 9, 2021
Dynapenia, A Silent Killer of the Elderly

Dynapenia is the age-related loss of muscle strength and force. Tough it is a normal process that happens with aging, as the population grows older, dynapenia is gaining in importance, just like many other geriatric conditions. In 2008, CDC reported that 16-18% of women and 6-8% of men cannot stoop, kneel, or lift 10lbs (ca. […]

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February 27, 2021
Foods That Can Help Build Cartilage

According to Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the USA. Though there are several other causes of different types of arthritis, the most common cause is cartilage degeneration. The type of arthritis that develops, in that case, is called osteoarthritis. Cartilage is a cushioning surface in the joints - it covers […]

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February 24, 2021
Painful Curves: Dowager Hump Explained

Overview When viewed from the side, the spine supporting the back and abdomen follows an S-shaped curve. This shape makes the distribution of weight even and has a significant contribution in balance and flexibility. From the same perspective, there are three normal spine curves, namely: cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), and lumbar (lower back and […]

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February 3, 2021
Fun Balance and Core Exercises for Seniors

The Natural Aging Process In the natural aging process, a gradual decline of all vital human anatomical and physiological structures related to locomotion occurs (1). In simpler terms, a loss of muscle, bone, tendons, ligaments and, even cognitive function happens, which consecutively can degrade core stability, posture, balance, and coordination/functional performance of the human body […]

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January 28, 2021
Productive Aging: Promoting Elderly Wellness for a Better Aged Society

Largely through medical advancements, we have witnessed an unprecedented growth of the United States' older population. The number of people aged 65 and above will double in the next 40 years and may comprise a quarter of the total population. This shift poses both opportunities and challenges in different sectors, particularly in health, social, and […]

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January 24, 2021
The Weak Leg Epidemic: Shedding Light on the Loss of Mobility in the Elderly

Background The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines mobility as the ability to move around in the environment and maintain body positions. This also encompasses handling and moving objects as well as moving around using transportation. Preserving this function, particularly in the elderly population, is vital in maintaining the quality of life.  In […]

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