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Gum Disease (Periodontal) in the Elderly

Gum Disease (Periodontal) in the ElderlyOne of the most common dental problems in adults is gum disease. The troubling part is that because it often develops so slowly and doesn’t have any obvious symptoms early on (pain), it may go on unnoticed until it gets [Read more..]

Substance Abuse in the Elderly

Substance Abuse in the ElderlySubstance abuse occurs in individuals of all ages, but are especially dangerous in seniors because they are more susceptible to their negative, and potentially deadly effects. As we grow older, our brain becomes more sensitive to mind-altering effects, and our [Read more..]

Better Eating in the Elderly - Considering a Healthier Diet

Better Eating in the Elderly - Considering a Healthier DietAs we grow older, there are many systems in our bodies that start to deteriorate. Such include our levels of energy, resistances to sicknesses, and general mental fortitude and stability. Eating healthier, and watching what we eat is key to [Read more..]

Influenza (Flu) in the Elderly

Influenza (Flu) in the ElderlyMany people call off Influenza as simply a cold that will get better on its own. This may be the case in younger individuals with a stronger, more robust immune system, but may lead to more serious consequences in older [Read more..]

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate) in the Elderly

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate) in the ElderlyBenign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or Enlarged Prostate, refers to the abnormal enlargement of the prostate gland. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland In front of the rectum and below the bladder. This gland releases fluids that protects and aids in [Read more..]

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