A History Of Migraines May Result In Dementia

Researchers have discovered a definite pathway that links migraines to the development of dementia (e.g. Alzheimer’s) later in life. Their underlying hypothesis here is that since severe headaches are associated with metabolic diseases, allostatic load, cerebrovascular, cardiovascular, and behavioral factors this could result in brain atrophy, changes in brain networks, lesions, and neurodegeneration. Over the course of many years, this may result in this disease. What a Denmark Study Shows Researchers in Denmark conducted a first-of-its-kind study. This was a population-based longitudinal study that looked Read More +

Technological Advances In Hearing Loss

There are lots of things that occur in our environment today that we may give little to no thought to – fire alarms going off, doorbells ringing, babies crying. Typically, all that’s needed is an auditory alert to know how to react to these things. However, if you find yourself suffering from hearing loss you may miss out on these alerts. This is why there are a lot of other types of alerting methods available for use today. Turn Up the Alert’s Volume When you Read More +

How To Avoid Ear Pain On Airplanes

Regardless of your air travel accommodations one thing you may share in common with the other passengers on your flight is ear discomfort in the form of pressure, popping, or severe pain. Although this is typically just an annoyance it can occasionally become more serious. When this happens it may result in hearing loss which is why you need to take precautions when you travel. Why Flying Increases Ear Pressure Flying causes air pressure to fluctuate. While the air pressure inside and outside your middle Read More +

How Obesity Affects Older Women

The American Geriatrics Society has concluded that women are not only experiencing a shorter lifespan but they’re also experiencing a decrease in their quality of life in their senior years. This is being caused by a combination of arthritis and obesity. Research Regarding Women with Osteoarthritis and Obesity Although it still appears that females can expect to live longer than males they’re also at a greater risk of living with a lot of disabilities because of these two factors. This is something that Dr. Heather Read More +

The Link Between Alzheimer’s And Obesity In Seniors

Recently a Korean study was published in the online journal BMJ Open that recommended seniors should continually monitor themselves for obesity so they don’t develop Alzheimer’s. This is because elderly people who experience significant weight gain or loss are at a higher risk of developing dementia. Understanding What Dementia and Obesity Are With an aging population whose life expectancy is increasing today, it’s important to pay attention to Alzheimer’s. Recent statistics show that 46.8 million people have been diagnosed with this disease and about 27% Read More +

Why More Teens Are Suffering From Hearing Loss

According to Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s (BWH) team of researchers over the past 15 years, they’ve seen an increase in hearing loss among adolescents. These findings have since been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on August 18, 2010 (to our knowledge, this is still very relevant information). Understanding the Research Study The study was funded by the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Foundation and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Development Funds. It reviewed data from the National Health and Nutrition Read More +

Mild Hearing Loss And Your Lifestyle

When someone has mild hearing loss they are unable to hear sounds that are quieter than 25 decibels (dB). These sounds will typically consist of things like dripping water, whispered conversations, feet shuffling, leaves rustling and birds chirping. Hearing professionals use an audiogram to test your hearing and identify the range of your hearing loss which may include normal, mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe, and profound. Normally your hearing as an adult would ideally be between 0 – 25 dB across all frequencies. Otherwise, you Read More +

Common Causes Of Fatigue When Aging

When you’re aging you may notice that your energy level starts to decline. You may even find yourself in need of an afternoon nap. In this, you’re not alone. In fact, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society says that about one-third of adults over the age of 51 experience fatigue. The real problem with seniors health happens when you don’t feel refreshed even after a good night’s sleep or if you feel tired for weeks on end. Common Causes of Fatigue When Aging While Read More +

How Dogs Improve Seniors’ Health

It’s growing clearer that owning a dog is good for senior health. This is especially true regarding your cardiovascular health. Dogs also help reduce stress. Therefore many people have concluded that if you want to live longer you should get a dog. This is why many doctors suggest getting a dog and many nursing home facilities allow them as well. How Research Weighs in on Dog Ownership The University of Pennsylvania has conducted a study regarding how dog ownership impacts senior health. In doing so Read More +

Driving Risks For Seniors With Hearing And Vision Impairments

Being able to drive is an important part of maintaining your independence and quality of life regardless of your age. However, as we get older certain age-related changes do make it more difficult to do certain things. For instance, most seniors say that they are concerned about being unable to drive. This isn’t surprising when you discover that automobile crashes are one of the leading causes of death among the elderly – a risk that increases among people, who have hearing loss. Research on Seniors’ Read More +