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What Are the Symptoms of Heart Failure?


When your heart does not pump blood as well as it should, it is referred to as heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure. There are a number of conditions that lead to heart failure, but the symptoms can be hard to identify for early diagnosis. Heart failure can be sudden, especially for individuals in assisted living. Respite care can be helpful following heart failure. Continue reading for an overview of symptoms you should be aware of to identify heart failure. Trouble Breathing Experiencing shortness of breath is a common symptom, especially while lying down or following ...

Common Complications of Diabetes In Seniors


Seniors face a number of unique health concerns. Diabetes is a common disease in individuals of all ages; however, there are unique complications that arise in seniors. Diabetes is particularly common in individuals over the age of 65. This article outlines some of the common intricacies of diabetes in seniors. How is diabetes different for seniors? It is a unique challenge to treat diabetes in seniors. As people age, more age-related diseases and disabilities may arise. This adds difficulty to self-managing diabetes, as there are more factors to consider in treatment. Limited cognitive ...

The Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss in Seniors


Most seniors understand that proper diabetes care can reduce the risk of kidney damage, vision loss, and neuropathy, but what is the connection between diabetes and hearing? Hearing loss is two times as likely in people with diabetes, and while doctors are unsure about the exact connection, careful diabetes management may reduce the risk. Doctors suspect that diabetes may affect the ears the same way it affects other parts of the body. Chronic high blood sugar levels could damage blood vessels in the inner ear, which in turn could lead to hearing loss. If you notice that your hearing is ...

What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?


Seniors often attribute changes in vision to the aging process. However, it’s always important to see a doctor about changes to your eyesight. Vision difficulties may not be due to normal aging, but instead may be caused by treatable age-related conditions—this may be the case with wet macular degeneration. With proper treatment, this vision problem can be controlled to allow you to make the most of your assisted living community. This video explains more. Wet macular degeneration occurs when blood vessels grow beneath the retina. Over time, these blood vessels will grow large and ...

What Seniors Need to Know about Flu Prevention


Having the flu is never a pleasant experience, but it can be especially dangerous for seniors. As you age, your immunity to illness declines, and you are more likely to have other health conditions that can be exacerbated by the flu virus. The good news is that there are several steps seniors can take to reduce the risk of contracting the flu and to keep the virus out of their assisted living communities. Stay as healthy as possible this flu season with these tips. Wash Your Hands Seasonal flu is extremely contagious. It is spread by respiratory drops that are produced by coughing and ...

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