Stroke: A Quick Test to Check for Symptoms

Stroke: A Quick Test to Check for Symptoms

A stroke happens when the brain isn’t getting the blood it needs. This can lead to a variety of health issues. Early treatment helps lower the chance of complications, so people need to know how to recognize a stroke. One method is the FAST test. This quick test checks for the most common symptoms. Here
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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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