Protection for your favorite senior this flu season

Flu season is upon us. While we were already aware that seniors are at greater risk of suffering serious complications from the illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

The Case of the Angry Senior

Grumpy. Cantankerous. Mean. Nasty. No, those aren’t long lost Smurfs. Unfortunately, these are some of the words that have been used time and again to describe elderly people we have known. Perhaps…

The rise of the dental implant for seniors

Believe it or not, almost one-fourth of the over-65 population has lost all of its teeth. Given the recent phenomenon of healthier, longer lives for seniors, these stats can seem…

Seniors and Hip Replacement

A few months back in our article about the potential effects of falls on the elderly, we discussed the dismal statistics associated with seniors who experience hip injuries. Fifty percent…

Glaucoma: a serious senior vision threat

The American Academy of Ophthalmology defines glaucoma as a disease that damages the optic nerve. It is usually caused by a malfunctioning of the valve that regulates the amount of…

Who’s getting more plastic surgery than anyone? Well…

Quick: what’s your stance on cosmetic plastic surgery? If you’re like over fifty percent of Americans, you’re cool with it. And according to Surgery.org, 67% of people surveyed would not…

Chronic Kidney Disease: common – especially among seniors

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), sometimes called renal failure, occurs when the kidneys cease to function at optimal levels. Believe it or not, 1 in every 10 people have it, with…

Shortage of geriatricians: What does this really mean?

If we’ve learned nothing else during our time together, we know that Americans are living longer lives than ever. We’re taking better care of ourselves, and modern medicine is helping…

Seniors & Lewy Body Dementia

A while back in the 805Aging blog, we discussed the topic of dementia, focusing mainly on Alzheimer’s disease. But as you may know, there are other types that exist, including…

Urinary Tract Infections – Different for Seniors

People of all ages get urinary tract infections (UTI). They’re an unfortunate part of the human living experience. But the differences between contracting one at say, 30 as opposed to…