Monthly Archives: May 2014

Clothing and Equipment for Easier Dressing

  As you grow older, small, everyday tasks may become more and more challenging. Even if you have retained all of your range of motion, and do not suffer from any chronic illnesses, you may still notice everyday tasks become … Continue reading

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Commonly Missed and Ignored Heart Attack Symptoms

As you age, your risk of developing a life threatening heart attack increases. Your heart will age with the rest of your body, and over the years, your arteries and heart valves can become soft and lose their elasticity. This … Continue reading

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Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is quickly becoming one of the most common diseases that affect the elderly in developed countries. Access to various fatty and sugary foods along with busy lifestyles that do not create time for exercise are causing people … Continue reading

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Living with Multiple Sclerosis (Part 2)

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is an immune-mediated progressive disease that affects millions of people all around the world. It is a progressive disease that has no cure. Patients who suffer from MS must learn to cope with their illness in … Continue reading

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Living with Multiple Sclerosis (Part 1)

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediate disease that affects millions of people around the world. The disease is a progressive, chronic disease that affects the myelin sheaths of your central nervous system. Overtime, the myelin sheath on your neurons will … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Walking Stick or Cane for the Elderly

As you age, you may notice that your stability is beginning to waver. If you have had a few balance scares while walking, then it may be time to get a walking stick or a cane. While they are not … Continue reading

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Safety Tips for Seniors who Use Public Transportation

Public transportation is an easy, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly way to travel. No matter if you are at home or on a fun vacation, public transportation can really help you save money. Plus, it is environmentally friendly for the planet, … Continue reading

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Hallucinations in the Elderly (Causes, Symptoms and Treatment)

Hallucinations are any type of feeling or perception of something occurring when it actually is not present. When most people think of hallucinations they think of either tactile or visual hallucinations, but there are actually five types that each correlate … Continue reading

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Types of Hallucinations in the Elderly

Hallucinations are sensations, thoughts or perceptions that feel completely real, yet are created entirely by your own mind. Hallucinations can be very scary, and very hard to diagnose. Unfortunately, they are very common in the elderly population, which often leads … Continue reading

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