Diagnostic Criteria for Senior Health Articles

  • Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Is Crucial for Effective Planning and Treatment

    Half of all patients with Alzheimer’s are already in the moderate to severe stages of the disease by the time they are diagnosed. Increased attention to the early stages of AD is essential for proper treatment, planning and caregiver support.

    3 Comments
  • Medical Tests Used to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease

    If a loved one is experiencing unusual memory problems or changes in behavior, what tests should be run to either confirm or rule out dementia?

    0 Comments
  • What Doctors Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease?

    You are seeing signs of Alzheimer's disease and want answers. What doctor should you see? Your family doctor can suspect the disease, but they may not be qualified to diagnosis the disease.

    0 Comments
  • How are Strokes Diagnosed and Treated?

    A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted, or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts.

    2 Comments
  • How Glaucoma Is Diagnosed and Treated

    Glaucoma is detected through a comprehensive eye exam. Treatments, including medication and surgery, delay progression of the disease, but do not restore eyesight that has already been lost.

    1 Comment
  • Caring for a Senior with Chronic Constipation

    It is normal to be constipated from time to time, but when this condition lasts for a prolonged period or worsens significantly, it can be extremely uncomfortable and even require medical attention.

    2 Comments
  • Find Care & Housing
  • Pre-Diabetes: What You Need to Know

    Pre-diabetes indicates blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Anyone diagnosed as pre-diabetic is more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

    2 Comments
  • Testing for Diabetes and Treating It

    Does your parent have diabetes? Explore the testing procedures used to diagnose diabetes and the best methods for controlling blood sugar levels once diagnosed.

    0 Comments
  • Who Gets Diabetes? Top 10 Risk Factors

    Certain risk factors can increase the chances that a person will get diabetes. Some risk factors can be eliminated, while others cannot.

    7 Comments
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. The symptoms of RA include pain, stiffness, warmth, redness, and swelling of the affected joints.

    1 Comment
  • How To Know If Your Parent Has Dementia

    Dementia is not a normal part of the aging process. Explore signs, symptoms and what to do if a senior is showing signs of dementia.

    30 Comments
  • Will I inherit Alzheimer's disease if my parent has it?

    When a parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia, children want to know, "Can Alzheimer's disease be inherited?" What causes Alzheimer’s disease isn't fully understood, but some cases of early-onset Alzheimer's called familial AD, are inherited.

    8 Comments
  • An Overview of Cancer

    Cancer strikes people of all ages, but as people age, they are more likely to get cancer, even if no one in the family has had it. Learn about cancer, symptoms to look for, how cancer is diagnosed and what treatments are used.

    1 Comment
  • Cancer Detection Tests for Elders

    Regular cancer detection tests and screenings are important for elders. The earlier cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.

    0 Comments
  • What is Familial Alzheimer's Disease?

    Familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD), a form of early-onset Alzheimer’s, is an inherited, rare form of the disease that affects less than 5 percent of Alzheimer’s disease patients.

    4 Comments
  • I'm Forgetting and Misplacing Things; Is Dementia to Blame?

    Forgetfulness alone is not a sign of Alzheimer's disease. However, for caregivers, it could be indicative of other serious issues like chronic stress, sleep deprivation or burnout.

    2 Comments
  • The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

    This staging system can help dementia caregivers understand the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects cognition, mood, behavior, activities of daily living and bodily functions.

    96 Comments
  • The Stages of Parkinson's Disease

    Parkinson's is a progressive disease, and symptoms worsen over time. This commonly used system describes the stages of Parkinson's and what symptoms to expect during each phase.

    19 Comments
  • Understanding Coronary Artery Disease

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. Learn more about what CAD is and how to treat coronary artery disease.

    0 Comments
  • 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?

    2 Comments
  • 1 2 3 4