Tag Archives: Elderly
Memory loss, forgetfulness, memory lapses and cognitive function with aging is not inevitable. In fact, the brain is very much capable of producing new cells at any age, it’s just about knowing those helpful tips to promote a healthy brain.… Read More
Elderly patients with cognitive impairment have a higher risk of heart failure readmission and all-cause mortality. The study found that patients with cognitive impairment had a 7.5 times higher risk for heart failure readmission and all cause death. The study… Read More
Pneumonia is a preventable condition, but you need a strong immune system to resist the infection. Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung tissue caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus. It may be contagious if caused by an infectious microbe.… Read More
Cataract surgery to correct visual impairment can help the elderly live longer, according to research findings. The data was taken from the Blue Mountains Eye study, where 354 persons over the age of 49 were diagnosed with cataract-related vision problems.… Read More
West Nile virus (WNV) infection is particularly dangerous for the elderly, raising the numbers of severe cases and even death. The researchers analyzed and compared immune responses to WNV infection in four-month-old and 18-month-old (senior) mice.
The researchers found that… Read More
Schizophrenia and autism patients show low vitamin B12 levels at an earlier age than normal. For example, autistic children under the age of 10 have three times lower levels of vitamin B12 in the brain, compared to children of the… Read More
Giant cell arteritis in elderly is linked to the herpes virus causing chicken pox and shingles. Giant cell arteritis is a condition in which the blood vessels in the temples and scalp become inflamed, which can lead to sudden blindness… Read More
Elderly with chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) face a greater heart disease risk. By the year 2020, in fact, medical experts estimate that almost 40 percent of all deaths worldwide will be related to cardiovascular disease. So the push is on… Read More
Sleep issues are common with seniors, and research suggests that not only does aging lead to sleep disruptions in seniors, but Alzheimer’s disease does, too.
Lack of sleep can become so overwhelming you might find that you can’t participate in… Read More
For most people the Christmas season means sweet treats, decking the halls and celebrations galore, but for some elderly people, a feeling of depression, also referred to as Blue Christmas, sets in at this time of year.
There are a… Read More
There is a known link between anxiety, depression and aging in the elderly. The elderly are at an increased risk for depression, but it is not a normal part of aging. Depression is far more severe than feeling down. Depression… Read More
As the population continues to age, more and more cases of dementia and memory loss will continue to crop up. Dementia and memory loss is a pressing issue for seniors, and this past year much information came out regarding dementia… Read More