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…

Shingles: Seniors Are Still At Risk

Did you know that a whopping fifty percent of all people living in the United States will contract shingles by the time they are 80 years old? How about this:…

Hearing Loss in Seniors

Does your Mom or Dad have difficulty hearing you whenever you talk on the phone, or even face-to-face? Do they regularly turn up the television or radio to an extremely…

High Blood Pressure in Seniors

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, affects two out of every three people over the age of 75. Medically defined as “blood pressure that measures over 140/90 mm Hg”…

Asthma: Seniors Get It Too

Coughing. Wheezing. Difficulty breathing. Tightening of the chest. Asthma has long been considered an affliction of the young, as many people begin exhibiting symptoms as early as before grade school….

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…