Can the elderly be prone to the dis-inhibited behaviors?

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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Socialization – a Key to Healthy Aging!

Although seniors and the elderly are the largest growing population in the US, they are also one of the most isolated lot. They may be aware of their medical issues like blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, but are hardly concerned about the social issues of their lives and rarely do they give any significance to socialization that is probably […]

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The Epidemiolody of a Heart Failure in the Elderly

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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Dialysis – When do the Octogenarians need it?

Kidneys are our body’s tireless waste removers. Healthy human kidneys purify the body by removing waste, toxins and excess fluid from the blood. They aid in controlling the blood pressure, strengthening the bones, maintaining the electrolysis balance, producing red blood cells in the body and keeping body chemicals in balance. A properly functioning kidney helps […]

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Why are Seniors prone to Vitamin D Deficiency?

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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Pathophysiology of COPD in the Older Adults

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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The Risk of High Blood Cholesterol in the elderly

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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Holiday celebrations in the Retirement Communities

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 – how to prevent it?

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 for a suffering elderly – Is it the solution?

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 In The US Elderly – A Growing Epidemic

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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