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Scary Truths About Glaucoma in Seniors And What to Do About Them

Senior adults over 60 are a high risk group for developing glaucoma. Most people avoid taking these simple steps to detect glaucoma early before it causes blindness. Learn how to fight Glaucoma to protect your eyes Glaucoma is THE leading cause of blindness in the USA and over 3 million Americans are currently living with the condition. The most common form of glaucoma is open angle glaucoma – and 90% of those 3 million afflicted with it are over the age of 40 Here are some eye-opening facts about glaucoma followed by some helpful hints to reduce your risk of developing the disorder: FACT #1: 50% of people with glaucoma don’t know they have it! The most common form of glaucoma, open-angl

How to Help Your Senior Parents Find Happiness

Isolation & loneliness are two of the main causes for senior adult depression. Learn how you can help them find joy & contentment as they age. Contribute to your aging parents’ joy & satisfaction with these simple ideas Just like our parents wanted the best for us growing up, we want the best for them as they age. Though getting older typically develops more medical issues, depression is not an inevitable part of the aging process. With over 65 million seniors struggling with depression, the widespread commonality is an unfortunate reality we have to acknowledge but not accept. Probably the hardest part about senior depression is that we sometimes have a feeling that they are not happy... bu

What Does a Thyroid Problem Look Like in Senior Adults?

Thyroid diseases like hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can severely damage quality of life. Learn the symptoms, treatments & tips for senior adults. How Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism Affect Us As We Age 20 million Americans have a thyroid problem. As people age, they become more susceptive to developing a thyroid disorder, such as hyperthyroidism or thyroid cancer. The American Thyroid Association estimates that 1 in 4 patients in nursing homes may have undiagnosed hypothyroidism.1 Even a “small” thyroid problem is a big deal because the thyroid has some major responsibilities. Besides the thyroid being the control center for your metabolism,2 it also produces hormones that affect every

3 Easy Tips For Seniors To Maintain Healthy Eyes & Improve Vision

Older adults are much more sensitive to eye problems as they age. By following 3 simple methods, seniors can easily protect themselves from vision loss. Learn how to develop healthy eyesight before eye problems occur When you think about it, losing the ability to see the world around you can be scary. We completely rely on our vision for even the most basic tasks. As we age, it’s easy to get in the mindset that deteriorating health is just part of life. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Here’s three easy ways to fight poor vision and maintain healthy eyes no matter what age you are! Easy Tip # 1: Add fruits, nuts, and veggies to main dishes Vegetables: Bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, cor

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