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Cataracts and Seniors

Aging affects our eyes and the older we get the greater is the chance to develop eye conditions that can lead to vision loss like cataracts. In fact, the National Eye Institute (NEI) estimates that by age 80 more than half of all American seniors have cataracts or have had surgery for cataracts. Cataracts that…

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Plan for Long-term Care before you Need it

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) gives several reasons why you should plan for long-term care before you need it. Even if you are in good health and follow a healthy lifestyle, an unexpected accident, injury or illness can strike without any warning. While most people prefer to remain at home – aging-in-place, there are…

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Frontotemporal Disorders (FTD) and Dementia

According to the National Institute on Aging, frontotemporal disorders and dementia (FTD) is caused by a family of neurodegenerative brain diseases called frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Frontotemporal dementia occurs when neurons (nerve cells) are damaged in the parts of the brain called the frontal and temporal lobes. When the neurons die in these parts of…

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Hearing Loss and Aging

Age-Related Hearing Loss Most hearing loss in seniors is due to aging and is called presbycusis. According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorder (NIDCD), presbycusis is one of the most common age-related problems that afflict seniors and it is estimated that one in three seniors in the United States aged 65-74…

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Alcoholic Drinks Pose Health Risks for Seniors

According to a study published April 4, 2019 in Lancet,  alcoholic drinks pose health risks for seniors and increase the risks for strokes and death. China Kadoorie Biobank Study Participants in the China Kadoorie Biobank study were 512,715 adults. These adults were recruited from 10 areas of China between June 25, 2004, and July 15,…

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How to Live Well after a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

  It is not easy to imagine what it would be like to be told by our doctors that we have dementia, especially if it is the most common one, Alzheimer’s disease.  To date, Alzheimer’s disease is progressive and incurable. Alzheimer’s disease can lead to severe memory loss. Furthermore, how can we continue to live…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) can Ad up to Five Years to Life Expectancy

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a therapeutic program of physical exercises especially made for improving health and strengthening the heart after a heart attack or surgery. In fact, recent scientific studies show that participation in a cardiac rehabilitation program (CR) can add another five years to life expectancy. Besides the sessions of physical exercise (ideally 36…

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