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Bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder are both serious and life-impairing mental illnesses characterized by extreme mood swings and impulsive behaviors. While they are separate and distinct disorders, they do share several defining characteristics, such as extreme emotions, mood instability, impulsivity, anxiety…

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a chronic, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. In patients with MS, the immune system attacks the body’s myelin, which is the insulating layer around nerves that sends signals to and from the brain. As communication…

If you’ve just celebrated your 65th birthday, or it is coming up in the next year, your mailbox is probably full of postcards, flyers and letters about your health care needs as you become eligible for Medicare. (GETTY IMAGES) Contrary to…

Many older adults share a common concern: “Can I trust the health information I find online?” There are thousands of medical websites. Some provide up-to-date medical news and reliable health information, and some do not. Choosing trustworthy websites is an…

6 Natural Treatments to Soothe an Elderly Loved One’s Sore Throat With several homemade remedy options for soothing a sore throat, your senior loved one can alleviate the symptoms without using medication. Altamonte Springs senior home care experts share 6 natural remedies…

A soothing effect: Enfield woman provides therapy to seniors using life-like baby dolls ENFIELD — Jaime Beebe knows how to ease the anxiety felt by seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It has to do with giving them lifelike baby…

Dietary supplements can be beneficial at any age, but they can also have unwanted side effects, such as unsafe prescription drug interactions. They could also not work at all. It’s important to understand the supplements you are taking and why…

Aotearoa-New Zealand is expecting the number of older adults to double in the next 20 years. Despite publicly funded health and welfare support for older citizens, the aging experience differs across ethnic groups. This creates opportunities and challenges for health…

Home-dwelling frail older adults are often faced with multimorbidity and complex care needs, requiring health and social care systems that support frail older adults to age in place. The objective of this paper was to investigate the types of formal…

Each year, millions of people suffer from seasonal influenza, which is often called the flu. Flu is a respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. Flu is a mild illness for some people.…