Is that true – seniors are not receiving proper treatment for osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a harmful illness that mostly affects the elderly because it is directly linked to bone health. Treatment must be prescribed by skilled healthcare practitioners, who need to be very careful. Misdiagnosing the patient may lead to severe complications over the years. Continue reading “Is that true – seniors are not receiving proper treatment for osteoporosis”

Why Seniors Need Dental Care

The older we get, the more our dental issues can affect our overall health and well-being. It is essential for seniors to be aware of the many problems poor dental hygiene may cause and the things that can have major ramifications on oral health. Ensuring that we retain good oral health including with teeth, gums and the mouth, it is possible to live a much healthier and happier life as we age. Continue reading “Why Seniors Need Dental Care”

Help Grandpa Hear: Peachtree Hearing Dr. Melissa Wikoff’s Mission Is To Help Hearing Loss

While there are plenty of reasons for hearing individuals to learn sign language, the reality is many people lose their hearing over time, either through natural aging processes, undiagnosed medical issues, or trauma. Dr. Melissa Wikoff and husband Josh Wikoff have set out on an important mission: help people maintain and improve their hearing.

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Treating Underlying Mental Disorders

despairA new type of dual treatment for addiction involves treating a patient’s underlying mental disorders. A prime example is soldiers returning from combat suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who drink or use drugs to escape the symptoms of PTSD. Due to the complex nature of the process of diagnosing mental disorders while treating addiction, it’s important for patients to look for the appropriate help.   Continue reading “Treating Underlying Mental Disorders”

Senior Superfoods

super foodThis is a guest post by Felicity Dryer.

With so many pharmaceuticals prescribed for seniors it is no wonder people are living much longer than ever before. Add in trained, professional, empathetic home care options and a senior can continue to enjoy a high quality of living well into their nineties and beyond.

Yet, there’s minimal talk of choosing specific foods that can also contribute beneficially to this scenario. In some cases, with the agreement of your doctor, there are even some foods that may enable a senior to decrease or terminate some or all of their pharmaceutical protocol. Continue reading “Senior Superfoods”

The Challenge and Opportunities in Health Care For An Aging Population

health care workerWith folk living longer, this inevitably brings new demands for health care. Getting older opens up the possibility of new ailments and a weakened physical condition to counter these. Human frailty represents a challenge in which there are also opportunities for others. Continue reading “The Challenge and Opportunities in Health Care For An Aging Population”

Disabilities in Old Age: How to Deal with them

lady in wheelchairThis is a guest post by  Lindsey McMahon.

If you are a senior citizen with a disability, you probably struggle on a daily basis. Having a disability can be hard for any person, but for the elderly, the pain can be even more severe. However, giving up is not the answer. There are always options and there are different ways to deal with the stress and uncomfortable feelings. Continue reading “Disabilities in Old Age: How to Deal with them”

5 Tried and Tested Ways to Conquer and Control Your Cravings

craving so muchThis is a guest post by Lindsey Mcmahon.

Cravings are a huge problem for a lot of people who are trying to lose weight. In fact it’s extremely uncommon to find someone who hasn’t suffered from cravings at one point or another when they have been dieting. Continue reading “5 Tried and Tested Ways to Conquer and Control Your Cravings”

Are Hearing Tests Necessary Before Purchasing a Hearing Aid

hearing test necessaryThis is a guest post by Jamie Knop.

If we had to answer this question with a one word reply, the word we would say is “yes”. This may sound like a somewhat silly question, but for many people who fear they are losing their hearing, it is unclear exactly what a hearing aid does and how to go about purchasing one. Continue reading “Are Hearing Tests Necessary Before Purchasing a Hearing Aid”

Tips to Caring for One Who Suffers from Crohn’s Disease

This is a guest post by Martha June Whitman.

Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease of the gastrointestinal tract. This condition can be a particularly difficult one to manage as common symptoms include chronic diarrhea, fever, weight loss, gallstones, and inflammation of the eyes or mouth. Continue reading “Tips to Caring for One Who Suffers from Crohn’s Disease”