Baby Boomers

The macula in the eye renders a clear central vision.  Macular Degeneration is a serious medical condition that usually affects the elderly. It results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field(the macula) because of the damage to the retina and causes the breakdown of the macula located in the retina. […]

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Cancer is a disease associated with aging. Its risk increases with age and the number of older adults seeking its treatment has skyrocketed. Apparently, more than a third (around 36%) of cancers are diagnosed in the people aged 75 and over. Although cancer certainly can and does strike young people too, it is, by and large, a disease […]

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The middle-class Americans have plenty to worry about, viz. the inflation, the rise in healthcare costs, growing old with too little savings, postponing their retirement and not having enough resources and options in case of a crisis after they retire. The rapid and total disappearance of defined-benefit pensions has left many Americans unprepared for retirement. […]

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Knee problems can occur at any age. Seniors in particular, are vulnerable to the knee problems, partly due to the associated physiological changes of aging, and often because they tend to develop some problems with mobility as time goes by.  In fact, knee pain is one of the most common problems affecting millions of people living […]

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Elderly adults who live in the nursing homes often lash out at each other and have to deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents. Most of these facilities house elderly, who are uninhibited, typically have dementia, share close quarters with strangers, suffer pain or lose their ability to communicate. Dementia is  also marked […]

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Human beings require calcium for signal and muscle contradiction and to build and maintain skeletons. Aging, even in the healthy elderly, reduces muscle mass and muscle strength leading to a functional impairment. It is important in a number of physiologic processes, including calcium absorption, innate and adaptive immunity and homeostasis of a number of organs. The […]

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a slowly progressive chronic obstruction of airflow into or out of lungs.  It is a term referring to two lung diseases namely, chronic bronchitis and emphysema that often exist together.  Although these are more familiar terms they are not used individually but are often included within the COPD diagnosis. […]

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Cholesterol is one of the most common types of steroids found in the human body. It is an innate body constituent that is present in every cell membrane and is a major component of the brain. It is our carelessness as regards the food that we eat without being mindful of exercises that we associate […]

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Whenever and under whatever circumstances, people move from their own home to an assisted living facility or to a nursing home, they feel homeless and often strive to go back. This feeling becomes more prominent during the holiday season and festivals. Even when we know we cannot do much to make this feeling go away, we […]

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Assisted Suicide also called euthanasia basically means to take a deliberate action of ending one’s life to relieve them from persistent and unstoppable suffering. Many people regard it as a practice to end a life in a painless manner.  It is often the last resort sought by the long term suffering people to end their […]

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Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults.  It often leads to several problems that they face in their day-to-day activities.  First, with hearing loss, seniors find it difficult to communicate with friends and family, have trouble in understanding a doctor’s advice, responding to warnings, and hearing doorbells and alarms. The significant […]

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