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 +

Super Foods For Super Seniors

A healthy diet will help to greatly improve seniors’ lifestyles. In specific, there are some superfoods that contain special health benefits that you should know about. Dark Leafy Greens Things like spinach, kale, dandelion greens, and arugula are essential to your diet. This is because they contain high doses of Vitamin K which helps your blood clot and makes your bones less fragile. Green Tea To help with your digestion and boosting your immune system seniors should drink green tea. Drinking a few cups will Read More +

Playing Sports Improves Your Hearing

The brain’s ability to process sounds may be improved when you play sports. With this discovery, it’s possible the people with hearing issues could have new therapies opened up to them. There’s no argument that sports improve a person’s physical fitness level. However, we don’t typically think about the brain here. This is according to the study’s author, Nina Kraus who works at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois as a professor of communication sciences and neurobiology. What Kraus’ study is saying is that playing sports Read More +

Understanding Sudden Hearing Loss

When you suddenly develop hearing loss you should see your doctor right away as this will help you be more likely to fully recover. This is what’s known as Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL). It usually only affects one ear (hence why it’s called unilateral) it will leave you unable to distinguish where sounds are coming from. Sometimes it’s possible to save some of your hearing ability and amplify it with a hearing aid. What SSNHL Is This loss of hearing can either occur all Read More +

Menopause And The Link To Hearing Loss

It’s somewhat complicated to decide whether taking hormone therapy (HT) for menopausal symptoms is the right answer for you. Both the risks and the benefits must be considered with your doctor. However, you should know that there’s new research that demonstrates the link between this and the need for hearing aids. Research Studies Weigh In Currently, there’s a lot of mixed results regarding menopause’s effects on a person’s hearing. This is also true of HT. However, according to preliminary research taking estrogen can protect your Read More +