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5 Common Infections in Older Adults

5 Common Infections in Older Adults

With the aging, the immune system naturally weakens and it becomes harder to fight off infections. Combine this with underlying medical conditions, and the fight becomes even more difficult. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, “Infectious diseases account for one-third of all deaths in people 65 years and older.” That is why infection … Continue reading 5 Common Infections in Older Adults

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Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging. There is no way to predict how quickly or slowly the disease will progress or exactly how it will affect someone’s cognitive abilities. There is no way to prevent Alzheimer’s, and there is currently no cure, so one of the best things you can … Continue reading Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

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What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?

What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is an umbrella term that encompasses several progressive lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In 2018, nearly 15.7 million Americans were living with COPD, but there are millions more who have gone undiagnosed. It commonly affects individuals aged 65 and older and can negatively impact quality of … Continue reading What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?

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Managing Pain with Aging

Managing Pain with Aging

Experiencing occasional aches and pains is a normal part of aging, but discomfort usually resolves relatively quickly. You may be sore for a day or two but then get back to your regular activities. When pain lingers for three months or more, it may be considered chronic pain. Chronic pain can disrupt seniors’ lives and … Continue reading Managing Pain with Aging

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Infection Prevention Tips for Seniors

Infection Prevention Tips for Seniors

With aging, the immune system naturally weakens, putting seniors at increased risk of illness and infection. In addition, many seniors also have other health conditions that can make them more susceptible. Whether in the hospital, an assisted living facility, out in the community, or at home, there are steps that older adults can take to … Continue reading Infection Prevention Tips for Seniors

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