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Vision Problems That Accompany Aging

One thing we can be sure of, our eyes and vision will change as we age. Starting at about age forty, for example, we all experience presbyopia. Presbyopia is the reduced ability of the lens to focus, and is due to lost flexibility in the lens.

Keep Your Eyes On Your Vision

Because the risks of developing eye diseases often increase as we age, it is very important that everyone aged 60 and above has a yearly eye exam with either an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

I Can't Remember Names? Do I Have Alzheimer's?

With the medical community’s increasing understanding of the brain, it is now believed to be normal for aging to be accompanied by: mild memory loss concerning recent events; mild difficulty recalling names; misplacing objects; and slowed thinking (taking longer to find the answers to questions).

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Fall Prevention Tools

Many seniors who fall end up with broken bones. The cause of the broken bone is often osteoporosis an age-related condition where bones lose their density or thickness, as well as their strength.

Diabetes: The Silent Killer

Question:  Am I at greater risk of becoming diabetic just because I’m 65?

Answer: According to the American Geriatric Society, diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases related to aging. More than 40 percent of all diabetics in the U.S. are aged 65 and above, and this current percentage is expected to increase.

Dementia…or Not?

Many people fear that older adults who start to be very confused might have dementia a slow, progressive decline in one’s ability to think. Besides confusion, dementia symptoms often include short-term memory loss and an inability or refusal to communicate with others. Fortunately, with proper medical diagnoses and treatments, certain dementia-like symptoms can be stopped, and their impacts reversed.

Be Sure to Get the Right Amount of Sleep

Although most retired people are not as busy as they used to be, many report that they get very tired during the day, yet have trouble falling asleep at night.

Are You Forgetting to Remember?

Mild memory lapses are part of the normal aging process.  The types of problems that often arise include forgetting where you left things, your neighbor’s first name, or even the reason you picked up that phone. Such a scenario is quite common with older adults.