Senior Living

Most Americans have been and will be informal caregivers at some point during their lives.  A recent survey pointed out that about 36% of the population had provided unpaid care to another adult with an illness or disability in the past year. That percentage is expected to go up as the number of elderly in […]

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Paget’s disease, also known as osteitis deformans, is an uncommon, chronic bone disorder that occurs in about 1% of the elderly population, in the US and other countries like India, China and Scandinavian nations. It is rather more common in certain geographical locations like England and Western Europe. The disease causes the bones to grow […]

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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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The second week of September 2015 will be hailed in the history of California with a landmark victory for supporters of assisted suicide, when the State Legislature gave its final approval to a bill that would allow the doctors to help terminally ill people end their lives. The similar right-to-die bill had earlier failed to […]

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Heart failure develops over time when the pumping capacity of heart diminishes and it is not able to supply enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in the body. It is usually called a geriatric syndrome as most of the heart failure patients are the older adults. It is also a serious cardiac syndrome that can […]

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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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Elder abuse usually referred to as “elder mistreatment,” “senior abuse”, “abuse of older women” and “abuse of older men” etc. are some of the general terms to describe harmful acts towards an elderly adult, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, financial exploitation and neglect. In fact even self-neglect by the elderly […]

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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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As people grow older, they become more susceptible to various disability issues viz. a vision or a hearing loss, immobility due to arthritis, osteoporosis or paralysis. Several assistive devices like the wheelchairs, canes, crutches or walkers can help them defy their health problems to a large extent. It is estimated that by the year 2020 […]

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The baby boomers (born between 1946 -1964), especially in the US tend to spend as much as four out of five dollars on luxury travel and are also the ones who make a big-ticket travel item purchased over the Internet as compared to that of any other millennial. They travel more than any other age […]

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Sepsis, alternatively called the sepsis syndrome is a fatal whole-body inflammation usually caused by a severe infection. It can be fatal when the specific bacterial toxins found in the blood or tissues cause the infection. This condition is also referred to as systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS).  Sepsis occurs when the chemicals released due to infection […]

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