The 85-and-older age group constitutes the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While many of them will remain healthy enough to continue living independently in their own homes, some may not be able to continue managing basic activities
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Most people are familiar with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but not so much with Lewy body dementia (LBD). It affects an estimated one million Americans, according to the National Institute on Aging. The late actor-comedian Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease but autopsy showed there were Lewy bodies widely spread
If a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease and you will be the primary caregiver, there’s much you need to know, both about how to care for the person with the condition and about how to care for yourself. More than half of the people with Alzheimer’s disease are cared for
Depression in seniors, especially in advanced ages, is a much more common and widespread problem than may be realized. It shouldn’t, however, be accepted as a normal part of aging because it isn’t normal. In the extreme, depression can lead to suicide. The rate of suicide increases with age, particularly
Legal documents for health care are important because it’s impossible to predict the future. The person you love and trust today may develop dementia, which can result in a complete personality change. Sometimes these changes may cause a person to reject their spouse, hence altering the bond of trust, and
The brain is a miraculous machine. It can regulate your body temperature, enable you to drive, and help you learn new dance moves. But it cannot do any of that without the heart.
In fact, it’s essential to have good cardiovascular health in order to have good brain health.