Rheumatoid arthritis can simply be described as an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. In some people, the condition can damage a number of body systems, including the eyes, lungs, heart, skin and blood vessels. Because in some cases it can affect multiple other organs of the body, it is referred to … Read more The Causes And Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
The Population Resource Center estimates that the number of people aged 65 years and above by 2030 will be 1 in every 5 individuals. This makes it double the population of seniors compared to the previous 10 years and this is set to rise. These people need support not only from their immediate family and … Read more Government Programs for the Elderly in the US
It is estimated that 10,000 baby-boomers turn 65 every day and this will go on up to the year 2030. On the other hand, only 4 out of 10 employees have stopped to think about how much they will live on during their retirement years. This is according to the Retirement Confidence Survey, a branch … Read more Retirement Planning. The Ultimate Guide
According to reports by the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy in the United States dropped to 78.7 years, a trend that had been witnessed the previous year. The average life expectancy as per the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which represents Canada, Mexico, Germany, Japan, UK, and France stood at … Read more How to Live Longer?
Did you know that nearly half of the senior population in the U.S is lonely? Well, yes, because of isolation. With their kids moving away in search of the dollar and then being kept busy all day every day, it’s very normal to stay for months without visiting their aging parents. And you honestly can’t … Read more Seniors and Pets
Oftentimes, the difference between how a senior envisions to spend his/her golden years and the reality is information. With the right information, one is equipped to plan well for the future ahead. As such, there is a wealth of information that one can take advantage of to make crucial decisions in their lives. However, in … Read more 15 Resources for Living Independently as a Senior
A study conducted by Penn State University, the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine revealed that 77% of grown-up children indicated that their aging parents were not cooperative when it came to taking advice or getting assistance with the challenges they faced. This led to caregivers feeling like … Read more How to Deal With Stubborn Aging Parents?
The National Institute of Health estimates that over 5 million people in the U.S are affected by Alzheimer’s disease. In a different study by the National Institute of Aging, Alzheimer’s has been confirmed to be the sixth most fatal illness in America with women being more susceptible to the disease compared to their male counterparts. … Read more How to Talk to Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Smartphones have only been around for just over two decades but the impact they have made is undeniable. This is evident from the number of people currently owning smartphones. As it stands, nearly 77 % of Americans are reported to be owners of smartphones making the smartphone the most quickly adopted consumer technology of all … Read more How a Smartphone Can Help You Live Independently at Home?
A study done by the University of North Carolina reveals that acute constipation is prevalent in seniors who are over 60 years of age. Symptoms are more common in 50% of those living in nursing homes. While most people shy off from openly talking about it, constipation is an issue that anyone will have to … Read more Constipation in the Elderly – Causes, Prevention, and Management Strategies