Many people having a stroke or heart attack don’t know it. Lack of knowledge about the warning signs means they may dismiss a stroke as a bout of dizziness, while a heart attack might be chalked up to heartburn or a pulled muscle. However, if you ignore the symptoms that
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Q: I understand that Medicare covers up to 36 weeks of cardiac rehabilitation, and longer if necessary. How do you know how much cardiac rehab you’ll need?
A: Cardiac rehabilitation (or rehab, for short) is an exercise-training program that seeks to improve your physical condition after you go through heart surgery,
Sundowning is a common condition, or syndrome, among people with dementia, and is associated with some adverse outcomes, such as institutionalization, faster cognitive worsening, and greater caregiver burden, according to a study published in Frontiers in Medicine online Dec. 27, 2016. It is characterized by the worsening or emergence of
As we get older, our bodies and minds go through numerous changes that are often undesirable, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to live a satisfying and independent life for years to come. These five tips will serve to remind you how to maintain your independence while ensuring that
Certain conditions or disorders can develop as we age that impact our quality of life and ability to live independently. Here, we take a look at the most common health problems in elderly people—conditions always worth monitoring.
Osteoarthritis: Sometimes called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is characterized by a loss of
Hearing loss, particularly in older age, has a significant impact on those who experience it, in terms of their overall health and functioning, and can lead to cognitive impairment, dementia and depression, according to Frank R. Lin, MD, PhD, Center on Aging and Health at Johns Hopkins Medical in Baltimore,
Keep An Active Schedule To Preserve An Active Mind
Staying busy may be the secret to staying smart, according to a study published online in the May 17, 2016 issue of Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Scientists asked 330 older adults to rate how busy their daily routines were, by answering questions
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating, chronic, inflammatory disease, afflicts one percent of the U.S. population, but the toll it exacts is devastating. The disease can affect not just bones and joints, but organs, including the heart, lung, skin, and eyes, as well as the auditory system, with the resultant psychological
You may be resigned to the fact you need reading glasses, and don’t hear as well as you used to—but for many older adults, sensory loss goes beyond these obvious examples. In fact, the first study to measure the full spectrum of age-related damage to all five senses suggests that
A new study (JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Sept. 24) links hearing loss to a higher risk of death, with those who have the greatest hearing impairment at the greatest risk of death. Researchers looked at 1,666 adults age 70 and older: all had undergone hearing tests, and