One of the most common conditions which develop in older people is Parkinson’s disease. Even though there have been cases in which young people were affected, mostly it only strikes the old, as it is a degenerative condition, just like Alzheimer’s. In what concerns the treatment, there have been made many studies and a lot of research on the subject and there is still no cure found for the condition. However, there are some things that can make life with Parkinson’s a little better.
Furthermore, according to the latest research made on the subject, it seems that people can even prevent or at least delay the development of...
It seems that thousands of Americans might be forced to live in cold homes, as the federal government might not offer them subsidies which could help them stay warm this winter.
The funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is in question this year, despite the fact that a record number of people have asked for government aid with the heating cost. The program was created to help the elder and the people who do not afford to pay fully for heat in their homes.
President Obama is the one who proposed a reduction of the LIHEAP budget, in order to stabilize the federal spending. Last year, the LIHEAP had a...
The people in the United States of America are living longer and they stay in their homes for a longer period of time and this is the main reason for which the sense of community has become quite intense. Little communities are quite popular in the United States, as there are people all over the place who simply help their neighbors out. Therefore, the connections made last for a long period of time.
If you live in a little neighborhood, where everybody knows each other, you probably know that there are a few people in your community who simply love helping other people out. Usually, this is the task of middle aged people, who...
With old age start appearing all sorts of spots on your face and hands and aside of the fact that they are unaesthetic, they can also be a sign of problems happening at the organs level. Therefore, whenever you see new brown spots on your face, you should check in with your doctor’s. However, if you have all your tests done recently and there still are spots on your face and hands, they are probably there because of old age.
Among the most popular age spots there are the brown ones, which usually appear due to the UV exposure and the precarious functionality of the melanocytes in our skin. Anyway, these age spots can be...
In can be pretty difficult to choose a pet, especially in case you did not have one before. The truth is that pets are more than welcomed, as they can provide comfort in time of need. There are many senior citizens who decided to adopt or buy a pet, as they consider that it will help them in their lives. There are various animals you can choose as pets, the three most popular ones being the cats, dogs, and birds. As you probably know, there are various breeds for each of this animal, and because of that, making the right choice could be very difficult.
The importance of a pet
The truth is that having a dog, or any pet for that...
According to recent studies, by 2030, the number of people with ages 65 or more will represent 20 percent of the population. Currently 13 percent of the U.S citizens are of this age. The number of the people over the age of 85 will increase more than 50 percent. Even so, the number of nursing homes dropped 9 percent in 9 years, from 2000 to 2009. It seems that fewer and fewer nursing homes are being built as well.
Money Problems Led to This Situation
The Fiscal Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted the research which the revealed that the situation of the nursing homes is bad. It seems that the reason why the number...
As we get older, it is advisable to be as physically active as possible. The reason for that is the fact that inactivity is much more dangerous for people over a certain age. However, exercising might be kind of difficult after a certain age, and as a result, it is important to know which exercises to choose. Running is one of the best physical exercises for anyone, especially for people over the age of 39, and especially for women. It does not have any hidden dangers, and it has lots of benefits.
Running Has Lots of Benefits for the Body and Mind
First of all, running will make you healthier, and fitter. On top of that, it...
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