Older adults experience falls about every second of every day in the U.S. Learn how seniors can decrease their fall risks and keep their minds and bodies fit from a physical therapist.
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.
You can make small changes in your life that make you feel like a million bucks. Even if you feel somewhat limited, whether by arthritis pain, circulation issues, or breathing problems, you can overcome many obstacles with a few simple adjustments. Find out how.
Find out what signs you need to watch for and how you can be better prepared to handle an emergency department visit for your aging parents.
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Chronic loneliness can worsen memory in older adults and cause other declines in mental and physical health. Here’s how to check in on elderly relatives during the pandemic,
Complications of COVID-19 are most likely to develop in elderly people, as well as those who have weakened immune systems. Here’s what you should know about protecting our most vulnerable populations.
Anxiety and depression aren’t a natural part of agin. Experts say mental health issues are often tied to having other medical problems and getting help is the first step toward feeling better.
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.