The Negative Emotions of Caregiving

“I know how you feel…” Licensed clinical psychologist Andrea Bonior includes this phrase as one of the worst to say to a friend who is suffering. “Even if you’ve been…

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…

Seniors and Cataracts

“By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.” – National Eye Institute A cataract is a clouding of the lens…

Pruritus – what it means for your favorite senior

Pruritus is the most common skin ailment in people over 65 years old. So why do so few people know what it is? Defined by Medscape as the unpleasant sensation…

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…

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…

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…