June 2, 2022 by Dean Bellefeuille
Benjamin Franklin hit the nail on the head: An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to detecting and addressing mobility issues in seniors, prevention is crucial. Falls in seniors lead to 300,000 hip fractures, 3 million emergency room visits, and 32,000 deaths each year, according to the CDC. (more…)
March 21, 2014 by Dean Bellefeuille
Everyone faces times of forgetfulness: misplacing the car keys, wondering if the lights were turned off before leaving home. But at what point does mild memory loss seem to be crossing over into potential Alzheimer’s disease?
Knowing more about the disease and its warning signs can help family members and caregivers know when they are dealing with normal memory loss and when it might be something more serious. Alzheimer’s disease typically begins after 60, and the risk increases with age. (more…)