World Heart Day is the World Heart Federation’s largest awareness raising campaign every year. One of the primary groups of people the Federation is trying to communicate information to is seniors. I’m sure you have heard about many different types of ailments and diseases, but cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of death around the world. 66% or two-thirds of deaths related to CVD are in the senior population. Small heart-conscious changes can help prevent or manage CVD, and also improve your overall health and quality of life.
Choices in Senior Care Blog
You may have heard about Parkinson’s disease, but do you know what it is? Many people don’t know, despite the fact that there are more than one million people living with Parkinson’s in the US alone. Another statistic that makes this an extremely relevant issue for the senior population is that eighteen out of every one thousand people over the age of 65 are diagnosed with Parkinson’s. So knowing the signs of this disease, and the treatment options, are very important.
You get an unexpected call from a family member and brace yourself for difficult news. You are told, “Mom is OK, but fell at home and is in the ER. I think she is going to need surgery and may have a long road to recovery.” As you think about this call you wonder, why has Mom been falling more lately?