Common Changes to Expect in Your 50s

Common Changes to Expect in Your 50s

As we age, our bodies begin to undergo certain changes. Don’t let them get you down, though. What some people see as negative changes also come with their silver linings. Below we’ll go over some of the changes that come with getting older and discuss how some of them are advantageous. Skin: In general, skin
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration: What Seniors Should Know

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: What Seniors Should Know

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 50. Currently, 1.65 million Americans have it. By itself, it does not lead to complete blindness, but it certainly interferes with everyday activities. Below is an overview of the disorder and the risk factors for developing it. There are three stages
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Understanding and Dealing with Dementia Behaviors

Understanding and Dealing with Dementia Behaviors

Dementia deteriorates the brain. With this deterioration comes unusual behaviors. The changes can be difficult for family and friends. While dealing with these behaviors there are some things to keep in mind which can help make things easier. Remember that most behaviors have a purpose. People with dementia have a harder time expressing what they
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Eating Greens May Boost Brain Function

Eating Greens May Boost Brain Function

As we age, our minds can begin to slow down. Research into ways to improve brain function or prevent it from declining is ongoing. A recent study highlights how eating greens, such as spinach, kale, and collard greens, may boost brain function. Over 960 adults, who were ages 58-99, had their lifestyle and diets surveyed.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms to Watch Out For

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms to Watch Out For

Over 1.5 million people living in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis. Most people know about the joint swelling and pain that go along with the disorder. However, what many people might not know about are the variety of symptoms that can come from rheumatoid arthritis. It can affect much more than just joint health.
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