Cause of Alzheimer’s

A significant finding published in late 2021 may offer the probable cause of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was conducted at Curtin University in Australia. And published in the PLOS Biology journal. It identified that a probable cause for the disease was the leakage of blood of fat-carrying particles transporting toxic proteins in the brain. Blood… Continue reading Cause of Alzheimer’s

Mindful Meditation for the Elderly

Mindful Meditation Mindful meditation may not be a common practice for many people but it’s one that can have positive benefits for people of all ages, especially the elderly. This mental practice can calm the mind and body, reduce depression and pain, and increase the sense of well-being. Mindful meditation describes a technique of relaxing… Continue reading Mindful Meditation for the Elderly

Impact of Untreated Vision Loss

Routine eye exams are an important part of health care. Especially for seniors. Research shows that untreated vision loss is associated with cognitive decline in older adults. Which can also be the case with untreated hearing loss. A 2021 article in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports a study of 1,202 participants… Continue reading Impact of Untreated Vision Loss

Hearing Loss and Dementia

As we all get older, most of us experience changes in how well we hear. You may notice an older family member turning up the TV volume. Or asking you to repeat something. Recent studies have tied hearing loss that goes untreated with an increased likelihood of dementia. A mild loss of hearing is the… Continue reading Hearing Loss and Dementia

Winter Skin Care for the Elderly

The dry, cold temperatures of winter are approaching and for seniors and their families, it’s a time we should think about skin care, both to protect it and to make the skin healthier and feel more comfortable. Skin Facts Skin is the body’s largest organ. As we age, it becomes thinner and no longer looks… Continue reading Winter Skin Care for the Elderly

Vitamin D in the Elderly

Vitamin D Vitamin D deficiency is an issue of concern for more than just the elderly.  This important vitamin contributes to good health in a number of ways in your body.  It helps your body absorb calcium and maintain strong bones and teeth.  It also helps to reduce inflammation, builds your immune system, and helps… Continue reading Vitamin D in the Elderly

How Animals Benefit The Elderly

Alternative therapies and helps of all kinds are being researched and used on a trial basis all across the country in the care of our elderly citizens.  Especially in the care of those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementias.  In speaking with health care practitioners, we find a number of therapies that might seem… Continue reading How Animals Benefit The Elderly

Sleeplessness In Older And Aging Adults

Have you noticed that as we age, genuine, deep sleep is more and more difficult to attain?  Many people blame this sleeplessness on the aging process, but is it right to do so?  There are certainly many older persons who can sleep well through the night. Why Don’t I Feel Rested? Sleeplessness is caused in… Continue reading Sleeplessness In Older And Aging Adults

Incontinence in Older Adults

Incontinence is an issue of embarrassment among many older people.  According to a report from 2014, about half the population of older Americans experience urinary leakage or accidental bowel leakage.  And roughly 25% have moderate, severe or very severe urinary leakage.  That’s a lot of people!  Perhaps because people are unwilling to talk openly about… Continue reading Incontinence in Older Adults

How to Prepare for Vision Loss As We Age

Loss of Vision Our vision naturally weakens as we age.  This gradually degradation in our vision, especially for close objects, is a common occurrence as we enter late to middle-age.  Do not be alarmed unless your ophthalmologist says that you have a more serious condition.  There are many cases, however, where vision loss can be… Continue reading How to Prepare for Vision Loss As We Age