Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA is an inflammatory, long-term condition that affects your body’s tissues and sometimes, organs. RA can occur at any age but will most likely affect women in their middle age. What’s interesting and also confusing about RA is that if you have this disease, your body basically attacks itself. However, there are […]
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Chronic pain is a health issue that disproportionately affects elderly Americans. According to a 2001 study, more than 50 percent of seniors (65 years and older) in retirement communities and more than 80 percent of nursing home residents said they suffered from persistent pain. Pain was the most frequently reported symptom among elderly test subjects […]
Falls are a major concern for seniors and elderly care providers alike. Declining strength, coordination, mobility, and visibility all increase seniors’ risk of falling. Meanwhile, poor bone strength can increase the risk of severe fractures. Together, these risk factors have made falls the number one cause of accidental death among Americans over the age of […]
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