History does not have to repeat itself. That old film "Menopausal Madness" does not have to begin with you in the starring role. There are many things that you can do now to get your life back on course.
Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all cases and affecting more than 5 million people in the US. Those numbers are expected to increase significantly in coming years as the population ages.
The symptoms of dementia vary depending on type, but all of them are characterized by nerve cell death that results in loss of memory, language, and other cortical functions, including the ability to communicate, reason and participate in daily activities.
Most of us realize that muscle mass or size increases with exercise and decreases with inactivity. Muscle mass and size also decrease with aging. Sarcopenia is the medical term utilized to describe this process.
I am saddened by the system of eldercare, sorely lacking in preventive measures, with older people left alone in the care of strangers and with visits becoming further and further apart Ageism is so common here, we barely notice it.
The prognosis for pneumonia is very favorable and most patients respond to the first course of antibiotics with no long-term consequences. However, some cases of pneumonia can be more severe, especially when the patient has other serious medical conditions.
More people are coming into doctor’s offices complaining of neck pain or associated shoulder and lower back pain. Often, it stems from their habits of looking down at their mobile phones and computer screens, a problem coined as ‘tech neck.’
This is another post in our series of Fitness Saturday exercises, workouts, and expert tips appropriate to women in the second half of life. Jonathan Urla, health and fitness specialist, shares two ways to stretch the large muscles of the legs.
September is national traumatic brain injury awareness month. We were unaware of the many long term consequences of concussion for far too long. Now we know that even mild traumatic brain injury can have serious and long lasting impact of the lives of those affected.
I am never sorry when things turn out to be free, even though I was armed with small bills. And I’m always happy to be directed to secret locations, since much of the time I try to live my life as if I were a Russian spy only masquerading as a middle-aged American poet.