Osteoporosis in the Elderly

  • Exercise Helps Prevent Osteoporosis in the Elderly

    Vital at every age for healthy bones, exercise is important for treating and preventing osteoporosis. Not only does exercise improve bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination, and balance.

  • A Caregiver's Guide to Osteoporosis, Fractures and Senior Bone Health

    When person's bones are thin and brittle, even a minor slip or fall can cause serious injury. For anyone over age 50, there is a very good chance that fall-related injuries are linked to osteoporosis.

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  • An Overview of Osteoporosis

    What is osteoporosis? How is it diagnosed and treated? And how do you know if your parent has it?

  • 10 Warning Signs of Osteoporosis

    One out of every two women and one in four men over age 50 will suffer from osteoporosis, which causes brittle bones and increases risk of serious injuries from falls. Is your parent at risk?

  • What is a DEXA bone density test?

    A DEXA test will establish a bone density baseline and determine how aggressive to be in warding off osteoporosis.

  • Are You Eating Your ABCs?

    Specific vitamins can have a significant positive (or negative) impact on your health. Learn what each one does, how to spot a deficiency, and what foods you should add to your diet to make sure you're meeting your nutritional requirements.

  • A Dentist’s Take on Dentures

    Dentures can help seniors improve their confidence and quality of life. Use these expert tips to ensure dentures fit comfortably and learn how to properly care for a senior’s mouth after tooth loss.

  • 5 Strategies for an Effective Osteoporosis Exercise Program

    For people with osteoporosis, an exercise program can help prevent further bone loss. Here are 5 characteristics of an effective exercise program.

  • Prunes May Increase Bone Density in Postmenopausal Women

    Osteoporosis, or loss of bone density, can be a huge problem for postmenopausal women. One fruit was found to increase bone density more than several other fruits tested.

  • Osteoarthritis: What It Is and How to Treat It

    Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that occurs in older people. It erodes cartilage in joints, leaving bones to rub against each other. Learn more about osteoarthritis and how to treat it.

  • Men Can Get Osteoporosis Too

    Osteoporosis develops less often in men than in women because men have larger skeletons, but by age 65 or 70, men are losing bone mass at the same rate as women.

  • Calcium Supplements: Buyer's Guide

    Calcium supplements can strengthen bones and reduce risk of osteoporosis.

  • Routine Medical Tests Female Caregivers Should Never Skip

    Family caregivers tend to look after everyone else’s needs at the expense of their own—including their health. But, skipping important checkups and medical screenings allows potentially serious health issues to go undetected and untreated.

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