Sepsis, or inflammation resulting from the body’s fight against infection, is more prevalent in older adults, whose immune systems and natural physical defenses are weaker due to age.
Geriatricians specialize in preventing and treating diseases of the elderly. They can talk with you about brain health, preserving physical strength, planning for healthcare in the future and many other aspects of aging.
Memory changes are a natural part of aging. But talking to a parent about their memory loss can be uncomfortable. A geriatrician can help do some of the heavy lifting.
Retirement planning should go beyond your finances. Plan to ward off boredom and loneliness by filling your time with friends, family and activities you love.
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The sensation of thirst decreases with age, as does the amount of water in our bodies, which makes seniors more at risk for dehydration. Use these tips to help the older adults in your life stay hydrated.
It’s never too late for your aging, single parent to start dating. It’s also never too late to catch a sexually transmitted disease. Learn how to start a key conversation with your parent about protection from STDs.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common. But they increase the odds for delirium, hospitalization and death in older adults who are frail. Discover how to help the older adult in your life.
Research links hearing loss with an increased risk of dementia. Though you may not be able to avoid dementia as you age, lifestyle changes may help delay cognitive decline.
For older adults considering tackling the driveway snow, it’s worthwhile to use your judgment to decide if it’s a good idea. It may be sensible to ask someone else to do the work for you.
Developing frailty does not happen overnight – it takes years for frailty syndrome to develop as a consequence of low physical activity and weight loss. When it does develop, reversal is extremely difficult.