Universal design is not a “style” but a philosophy that products and environments should be useable by all people without adaptation. Applying these principles throughout a senior’s home can help promote both safety and independence.
The premise behind homeopathy is that it can stimulate the body's own self-healing responses. Thousands of people swear by it, but there are some things you should consider before opting for these treatments. Use this guide to decide if homeopathic medicine is right for you or your loved one.
According to the American Heart Association, a reading of 130/80 mmHg or higher constitutes high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Learn blood pressure guidelines for seniors to ensure hypertension is detected and treated promptly.
High blood cholesterol on its own does not cause symptoms, so many people are unaware that their cholesterol level is too high. Learn what affects cholesterol levels in the blood and how you can control this health threat.
Stroke is a medical emergency that requires prompt treatment. Learning the risk factors for stroke and early warning signs to look for can help you act quickly to prevent permanent disability and even death.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision in elderly people. Left untreated, cataracts can greatly impact vision, making driving, walking and other daily activities dangerous for elders.
Although no treatment has been proven to stop or slow the progression of AD, some prescription drugs have been shown to help minimize behavioral symptoms for some patients over a limited period of time.