Published: Nov 15, 2017 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, which causes symptoms similar to that of chicken pox, including tingling/burning of the skin and a rash or band of rashes on one side of the body.
Published: Feb 25, 2014 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
It may not be surprising to learn that cases of skin cancer among seniors are more prevalent than in the younger population.
Published: Apr 13, 2017 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Skin cancer is consistently reported to be the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting more than one million people every year – many of whom are 65 years of age or older.
Published: Jun 13, 2017 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
As we age, it’s important to maintain physical well-being, but often times, psychological, emotional, and social health can fall by the wayside due to increased isolation.
Published: Apr 13, 2016 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Changes in sleep patterns, or what specialists call "sleep architecture", can occur as we age, and this may contribute to sleep problems
Published: Apr 3, 2014 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
As seniors take more medications, they run an increased risk of harmful drug interactions.
Published: May 29, 2014 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Aphasia is probably not a term most people outside of the medical and research community have heard of, but this disorder affects more than one million people of all ages in the United States. Aphasia is a communication disorder that occurs when the language centers of the brain sustain damage from illness, dementia, or injury. In seniors, the most common cause of aphasia is stroke. Victims of aphasia have difficulty communicating with others and may also have difficulty comprehending what other
Published: Sep 13, 2017 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is, by definition, a medical illness characterized by a chronic sense of sadness and loss of interest in activities.
Published: May 15, 2017 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
When talking about strokes, many refer to what’s known as an ischemic stroke. Accounting for nearly 80% of all strokes, an ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel (leading to the brain) becomes blocked, cutting off blood flow to certain parts of the brain.