Preventing Slips and Falls Among Older Adults
Falling is the most common cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among seniors. WebMD offers guidelines for preventing falls in the home.
Guide to Pill Splitting
Some people split their pills in half to save money on prescription drugs, but be sure to do it safely.
All About Hearing Aids
What kind of hearing aids are available? How do they work? Find tips and information on hearing aids and know your options.
Dos and Don'ts of Drug Safety
The more you know about the medicines you take, the likelier it is that you will use them safely. WebMD gives you tips for taking medication and for properly disposing of it when it has reached its expiration date.
Age-related hearing loss,known as presbycusis,affects most older adults to some degree. The most frequent cause of age-related hearing loss is the natural breakdown of nerve cells in the inner ear. Sound reaches the inner ear,but the breakdown of nerve cells prevents proper hearing. This is known as sensorineural hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss can also be caused by age-related ...
50+ Guide - Prevention
You can prevent some types of hearing loss.Noise - related hearing lossBeing exposed to loud noise over and over is one of the most common causes of permanent hearing loss. It usually develops slowly and without pain or other symptoms, and you may not notice that you have hearing loss until it is severe. Steps you can take to lower your risk of noise - induced hearing loss include the following: B
Understanding Vision Problems -- Prevention
Read tips about the prevention of vision problems and eye strain.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Fact Sheet
What are omega-3 fatty acids? How much do you need? And what do all those abbreviations – EPA, DHA, and ALA – really mean? Here's a rundown of the essential omega-3 facts you need to know.
Aging Well: Making Your Home Fall-Proof
Getting around your home safely can be a challenge if you have injuries or health problems that make it easy for you to fall. Many health problems can increase your risk of falling-poor eyesight,balance problems caused by disease like stroke or Parkinson’s disease,side effects of medicines,weakness or pain in the legs and feet,and confusion or dementia. For people with these conditions,...
Healthy Eating and Older Adults - Topic Overview
Having good nutrition is important at any age. But it is especially important for older adults. Eating a healthy diet can help keep your body strong and can help lower your risk for disease. But as you get older,it can be harder to eat in healthy ways. If you have health problems or can't be active,you may not feel as hungry as you used to. You may not plan and make meals as often. The ...