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By AH Annapolis, 9:00 am on April 3, 2024

As your senior parent ages, his or her risk of developing high blood pressure increases. Often called “the silent killer” because it has no symptoms, untreated high blood pressure can lead to kidney problems, strokes, heart attacks, and vision impairment. New guidelines from the American Heart Association define high blood pressure as 130/80 and above. …

By AH Annapolis, 9:00 am on March 7, 2024

Leg weakness in older adults, whether it’s progressive in nature or sudden, is worrisome because it can increase the risk of falling. In fact, anywhere from 20–30 percent of seniors fall each year. Here’s a closer look at some of the possible causes of leg weakness in older adults and some tips for what you …

By AH Annapolis, 9:00 am on February 22, 2024

More than five million adults in the United States have Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that the disorder is responsible for 60 to 80 percent of all dementia cases. Alzheimer’s disease damages neurons and progresses over time. The resulting biological changes are commonly known to affect memory and other brain functions. The symptoms seniors experience …

By AH Annapolis, 9:00 am on February 8, 2024

Seniors have a higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital right after a visit than people of any other age. Certain diagnoses make it more likely for seniors to be readmitted because they’re either more difficult to treat or they result in complications more frequently. If your senior loved one has one of the …

By AH Annapolis, 9:00 am on January 18, 2024

More than 1.5 million people in the United States have Parkinson’s, and this pervasive disease can impact almost every aspect of an individual’s health. While doctors haven’t come up with a permanent cure for Parkinson’s, they’ve identified a few natural strategies that can be used to minimize the risk of developing this neurodegenerative disorder.   …

By AH Annapolis, 9:00 am on January 4, 2024

Taking care of an older adult who has dementia is always going to be demanding, but it’s important for caregivers to remember they can greatly enhance the lives of those they’re looking after as long as they remain diligent. With the proper care plan in place and some assistance from friends, you can help your …

By AH Annapolis, 9:00 am on December 7, 2023

The prevalence of social isolation among seniors is caused by a complex set of factors, ranging from mobility impairment to location. When seniors remain isolated for an extended time, it can have a lasting effect on psychological and physical health. Ahead, learn about the factors that lead to social isolation in the elderly.    Sensory …

By AH Annapolis, 9:00 am on November 23, 2023

Aging is a natural process, and the body reacts accordingly. For instance, an elderly person’s arteries typically harden, become narrower, and are likely to clog with fatty materials as he or she grows older, putting the individual at higher risk for medical problems, including strokes. However, there are steps your aging parent can take to …