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Hallucinations and delusions: Surprisingly common occurrence in Parkinson’s disease

Hallucinations and delusions: Surprisingly common occurrence in Parkinson’s disease

For the approximately one million Americans living with Parkinson’s disease, the visible motor (movement-related) symptoms associated with the condition are all too familiar. These include tremors, stiff muscles, limited movement…

5 ways hearing aids may help you avoid cognitive decline, dementia

5 ways hearing aids may help you avoid cognitive decline, dementia

Many consider hearing loss a part of getting older — something of an inconvenience but safe to work around and ignore. They don’t realize how much hearing loss can affect overall…

Recognizing the first steps to ward off a second seizure

Recognizing the first steps to ward off a second seizure

Seizure. You’ve heard the word before, but do you know what it means or why a seizure occurs? Seizures are caused when there is abnormal activity in the brain. Brain…

Create your own personal pension? It’s possible

Create your own personal pension? It’s possible

Retirement planning has certainly changed a lot over the years, hasn’t it? First came pensions, or defined benefit plans, with their guaranteed income for life. After that it was 401(k)s.…

Important information to help protect seniors from summer heat

Important information to help protect seniors from summer heat

Staying cool during summer heat isn’t just a question of comfort for senior citizens, it’s a matter of good health. High temperatures can lead to serious heat-related illnesses such as…

Chili peppers can treat migraines and help you lose weight

Chili peppers can treat migraines and help you lose weight

Do you love the snap that chili peppers give to your food? Are you a fan of the heat they impart to a variety of dishes? Even if you’re not,…

What you think you know about Social Security may be totally wrong

What you think you know about Social Security may be totally wrong

Americans may have faith in the Social Security system, but many still don’t really understand how it works. That’s a key take-away from a recent survey of Americans’ knowledge of…

6 easy ways to boost your brain health

6 easy ways to boost your brain health

When you think about health and wellness, what first comes to mind? Most likely it’s along the lines of fitness, healthy eating and doctor’s appointments. But have you ever considered…

For the 40 million suffering from irritable bowel syndrome a better diagnosis awaits

For the 40 million suffering from irritable bowel syndrome a better diagnosis awaits

Millions of people suffer from troubling and sometimes debilitating gastrointestinal symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation. When they discuss these symptoms with their healthcare provider they often leave…

Don’t let long-term care needs spring up on you – plan ahead

Don’t let long-term care needs spring up on you – plan ahead

Most of us have spent the better part of the last seven months bundled up or buried in snow, but the time has come to shed the layers and ditch…