Glaucoma Causes and Treatment

What Causes Glaucoma, and How Is It Treated? Eye care is important to senior health. By age 65, one-third of Americans have impaired vision caused by eye disease like glaucoma. Most people are unaware of the problem because there are no early symptoms, or they assume that poor vision is simply part of aging. By understanding ...

Cataracts Causes and Treatment

Counteract Cataracts with Simple Surgery A common senior health concern, cataracts refer to a clouding that develops on the clear lens of the eye, obstructing vision and worsening over time. While the impaired vision caused by cataracts can be frightening, this condition is easily resolved with a simple surgical procedure. What Causes Cataracts? Cataracts are usually associated with ...

The Dangers of Injury in Seniors

Injury Prevention Tips for Seniors Because of bodily changes that occur with age such as brittle bones, poor balance and more sensitive skin, seniors and their caregivers need to take extra care to avoid injury or falls. Taking a tumble down the stairs or cutting yourself in the kitchen could lead to more serious consequences than ...

What Causes Balance Problems in Seniors

Balance Loss and Risks of Falls in Seniors Seniors often lose their balance because of side effects from prescription medication and other reasons that are related to aging. Elderly people who suffer from psychiatric problems usually take potent drugs that can significantly hinder the proper function of the central nervous system. For example, sedatives slow down ...

Common Senior Health Issues

Aging and Health: Concerns For Seniors Aging causes physical and mental deterioration that cannot be reversed but may be managed. Seniors naturally lose bone and muscle mass, and such a loss leads to common chronic problems such as arthritis. Additionally, mobility becomes limited as a result of weakened muscular and skeletal systems. Mobility aids such as ...

Why Seniors Need to be Mindful of STDs

STDs Are No Longer a Concern Just For Young People Baby Boomers have definitely changed the face of being a senior citizen in the current day and age. They are healthier, stronger, and more active than people their age have been in previous generations. Much of the change can be attributed to improved mental and physical ...

Senior Sexual Health

4 Common Myths about Senior Sexual Health There is no doubt that sexuality changes with age, but this does not mean it can’t be both healthy and enjoyable. When considering senior health, it is essential that you consider aspects of sexuality, which include risks and problems. On the other hand, you also don’t need to fall ...

How to Take Care of Dentures

Important Steps When Caring For Your Dentures Taking proper care of dentures is important in order to keep them looking attractive and functioning normally. Neglecting denture care could lead to infections, gum pain and even damage to the artificial teeth. It takes a little effort to ensure the dentures remain in good shape. Here are a ...

Reasons for Getting Dentures

Why Many People Today Choose To Get Dentures The state of your teeth is a big part of senior health since it has an impact on everything from your diet to the type of bacteria in your blood. Dentures are false teeth that are used to replace missing or lost natural teeth. You should understand a ...

What are Dentures?

An Overview of Dentures for Seniors Dentures are a type of false teeth that many seniors use after losing teeth to decay, disease or physical damage. Dentures are very convenient, work well and allow you to maintain a normal lifestyle. Here is an overview of dentures for seniors. Full and Partial Dentures The first thing to understand is ...