Essential Tremor: What is it?

Uncontrollable shaking. Nodding head. Hands that shift back and forth on their own while holding an object. Loss of balance. These are all symptoms of a disease that affects over…

Hearing Loss in Seniors

The official medical term for the age-related hearing loss is presbycusis. According to the National Institute of Health, the most common form of hearing loss in people over 55, presbycusis…

Taste Loss In Seniors

You were born with over 50,000 taste buds. But between the ages of 50-60, they begin to go away. The Mayo Clinic reports that medical professionals do not yet know…

Some Quick Facts on Elderly Digestive Health

Colons. Everybody’s got ‘em. While our digestive system may not be the most glamorous topic of conversation, aging can bring forth digestive issues that, if not checked, can expand to…

Breast Cancer: What Every Daughter Should Know

Breast cancer claims more lives in this country than any other, besides lung cancer. A recent FutureMedicine.com medical essay stated that over 40 percent of all diagnosed breast cancers are…

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…

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…

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 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…