If you answered "no" to this question, you aren't alone. While most people are familiar with the basic definition of a stroke -- a condition in which blood flow to the brain is restricted or blocked -- they don't know the warning signs of it....

Back pain is a common ailment from which seniors suffer. According to one study, in fact, between 12% and 49% of all seniors experience back pain. Other studies have shown an even higher prevalence of back pain among seniors. Regardless, the general consensus...

It's no secret that the immune system weakens with age. As we age, T cell activity within our bodies slows down. Our bodies will produce the same amount of T cells, but these infection-fighting cells become less effective at defending against viruses and bacteria. Unfortunately,...

Do you know a senior who's suffering from hearing loss? While hearing loss can occur at any age, it's most common among seniors. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), roughly one in three U.S. adults aged 65 to 74...

Do you have a parent or loved one who's thinking about moving into a senior living community? If so, they might be wondering what, if any, benefits it offers. Making the transition from a traditional residence into a senior living community is undoubtedly a big...

With over 3 million new diagnoses per year, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. This otherwise common disease is characterized by the abnormal growth and skin cells. When skin cells grow the wrong way, they may form masses of cancerous tissue. Skin cancer...

Anyone can develop a bruise at any age, but seniors often develop them more frequently than their younger counterparts. As a senior ages, he or she will typically become more susceptible to bruising. While most bruises heal on their own without the need for medical...

Water is something that we all need, yet many seniors don't get enough of it. Studies have shown that roughly 20% to 50% of seniors are dehydrated. On its website, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that "plain water intake" is...

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...

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