About ten percent of people between the ages of 66 to 74 experience macular degeneration, with the chances increasing to thirty percent over the age of 75. This common ailment not only causes a large amount of frustration, but also has the potential to create dangerous situations for elderly people dealing with it. Adult children […]
From Medscape Today News: Statin users are more than 50% likelier to develop age-related cataracts, according to the results of a new study, and type 2 diabetics who use statins are at even greater risk of cataracts… Read more Originally posted 2012-08-14 12:14:01.
As we have written about before here, it is wise to make sure that when anyone is admitted to the hospital, they have someone else stay with them to be their advocate and witness. See our article “Should My Parent Have a Caregiver Stay With Them At The Hospital?” A recent New York Times article […]
If you or an elderly loved one takes more than one or two prescription medications on a regular basis, you know how difficult it can be to keep the schedules straight. When you get to the end of a bottle of pills, how often does it correspond exactly with the last dosage appointment? The problem […]
A study involving more than 1.8 million adults in Alberta, Canada, has uncovered an unexpectedly high incidence of untreated kidney failure among the elderly, suggesting the need for more clinical attention to the implications of chronic kidney disorders among extremely old patients. The study “highlights a potentially sizable unmeasured burden of untreated kidney failure among […]
(ARA) – An earthquake strikes a community and looting and violence follow. A tax protestor crashes a plane into a downtown building. Headlines alert you to arrests of terrorism suspects in communities you thought of as stable and safe. Reports of terrorism, natural disasters and other crises may seem overwhelming, but it’s important to know […]