When watching TV, you may recall seeing commercials advertising shingles medications or vaccinations for seniors. Also known as zoster, it's a common disease that affects seniors. Symptoms of the disease can range from mild to severe, but for seniors, it's a risk they should try...

With the digital revolution upon us, today's technology is vastly different than that of just a few decades ago. There are now high-powered computers, smartphones, tablets and other devices that can connect us to the internet in the blink of an eye. While some seniors...

It's not uncommon for seniors to experience vision loss. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), in fact, approximately one in three seniors suffers from at least vision-related eye disease. Of course, some forms of vision loss are more severe than others. Regardless,...

When you think of common health hazards in a senior's home, dirty air probably isn't at the top of your list. After all, it's typically slip-and-fall accidents that are responsible for the greatest number of emergency room visits involving seniors. The National Council on Aging...

Do you know a senior with high cholesterol? If so, you might be wondering whether it's a health concern. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 95 million Americans aged 20 and older suffer from high cholesterol. Seniors, unfortunately, are...

Do you have a senior friend, family member or loved one who's been prescribed medication? Medication is often prescribed to men and women of all ages, but it's most common among seniors. According to a report by the American Association of Consultant Pharmacists, seniors between...

Affecting roughly 8% of the U.S. adult population, the flu is a common infectious illness that's characterized by symptoms such as fatigue, headache, runny nose, coughing and muscle aches. Each year, it's responsible for an estimated 12,000 to 61,000 deaths, according to the Centers for...

Have you heard of sundowning? It's a common symptom associated with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Millions of seniors who suffer from dementia experience sundowning. As a result, it's important for friends and family members of seniors to familiarize themselves with this symptom....

Spring is right around the corner, and with this seasonal transition comes blossoming plant life. Trees, grasses, weeds and flowers release pollen during this time of year as part of their natural reproduction cycle. While pollen can occur during any time of the year, it's...