Guide to Strokes in Seniors

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Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability, and the risk of stroke doubles every decade with every decade of life after age 55. Given its prominence, understanding the complexities of long-term care for those…

Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy for Seniors

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Rehabilitative therapies are often a vital part of recovering from acute illnesses like strokes, falls, and traumatic brain injury. This overview will cover the unique benefits and approaches of each therapy, along…

Guide to Urinary Incontinence

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Urinary incontinence is the passing of urine that a person cannot control. It is a problem that affects between a quarter and a third of Americans; however, it is not a “normal” part…

Parkinson’s Disease and Senior Care

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Parkinson's disease (Parkinson's disease) is a nervous system disorder of the brain that affects movement. The disease is more commonly seen in older adults. Men are also 1.5 times more likely to…

Osteoporosis and Senior Care

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Osteoporosis is a disease that causes brittle, porous bones. A diagnosis of osteoporosis can feel overwhelming. What now? How will this change your life? Because it's a disease that weakens…

Mood Disorders and Senior Care

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Mood disorders are a group of mental illnesses that affect people of all ages. This guide outlines types of mood disorders and various long-term care options for older adults living…

Nervous System Disorders in Seniors

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The nervous system is a large and complex network that runs throughout the entire body. It’s comprised of nerves that run to and from the spinal cord and brain. Because…

Long-Term Care for Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health disorder that usually begins between the ages of 16 and 30. The disorder is often severe enough to affect one’s entire life including how one…

Long-Term Care for Asthma in Seniors

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Asthma is a disease that affects people of all ages. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 25 million Americans have asthma including 7 million children. In addition, The American…

A Seniors Guide to Vision Loss

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Approximately one in three Americans suffer from deteriorating vision by the age of 65 and one in four by the age of 80. The most common age-related eye diseases (ARED) are macular degeneration,…

Kidney Disease in Seniors

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Sometimes called renal failure or chronic kidney disease, kidney disease is a term for when kidney function becomes damaged. Because the kidneys filter all your blood every 30 minutes, kidney disease…

Hip and Knee Replacement Planning for Seniors

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Hip or knee replacement surgery is invasive and may have a long recovery period. Hip and knee replacement surgery recovery, particularly in your senior years, requires careful planning. By the…