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  • Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid. Your thyroid controls your body’s metabolism. It affects your heart rate, organ function, muscles, and… adults may be subtle. Examples are increased heart rate, fatigue during normal activities, and withdrawal. Doctors may mistake hyperthyroidism for depression or dementia. People who…

  • Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient for your body. It helps keep your nervous system working properly. It also keeps… following symptoms and disorders, including: pale skin fast heartbeat shortness of breath bloating or gas constipation or diarrhea loss of appetite depression dementia If you…

  • Down Syndrome in Adults: Staying Healthy

    Adults with Down syndrome should see their doctors regularly for preventive health care. They may be at greater risk for… your relative for changes in behavior. People who have Down syndrome may develop symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s disease (a kind of dementia). This can occur…

  • Housing Options for Seniors

    A senior living community is a place where older adults live. There are many types of senior living communities. Each… These may include bathing, getting dressed, or taking medicine. Some residences include special units for people who have early- to middle-stage dementia. This option might be…

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging test used to see the organs, bones, and tissue inside your body… disc (rubbery cushions between your backbones) problems or spinal tumors. Problems with your veins or arteries. Brain abnormalities, such as tumors, and dementia. Abdominal/digestive tract problems…

  • Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease is a kind of movement disorder. It affects the nervous system and causes problems with muscle movement… Parkinson’s develop cognitive issues. This includes problems with memory, confusion, and slowed thinking. In some cases, they develop Parkinson’s-related dementia. This is a separate form of…

  • After 40: Women’s Nutrition and Metabolism Needs

    Nutritional needs (food and water) and metabolism (how fast your body converts food to energy) change for women as they… Things to consider After 40, most women gain belly fat. Belly fat has been linked to diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and certain…

  • Antacids and Acid Reducers: OTC Relief for Heartburn and Acid Reflux

    There are 3 types of over-the-counter medicines that treat heartburn and acid reflux: antacids, H2 blockers and proton pump… try not to take PPIs long-term. These can increase your risk of certain health conditions, such as osteoporosis, kidney disease, and dementia. Tell your doctor if…

  • Telemedicine

    Telemedicine is a way for patients to receive access to medical care without leaving their homes by using technology to… to any germs in a physical doctor’s office. You’re caring for an elderly loved one who is frail or has dementia making it hard to…

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder that affects people of all ages and is different for everyone. A person who has… Will I have to take medicine the rest of my life? How can I tell if a loved one is depressed? Does dementia increase depression?…

  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    Noise-induced hearing loss is permanent hearing loss that is caused by being around loud noises over a long period of… stop its progression (continued development), saving you from greater hearing loss. Recently, researchers have linked hearing loss to cognitive problems and even dementia. This means…

  • Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities… cancer of the white blood cells). Premature aging. Adults with Down syndrome can develop health problems normally caused by aging. These include dementia, memory loss, high cholesterol, diabetes, cataracts, and early menopause…