Mental Health and Older Adults

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) in their recently issued brief, The State of Mental Health and Aging in America, “it is estimated that 20% of people age 55 years or older experience some type of mental health concern [such as anxiety, severe cognitive […]

May is National Arthritis Month

Arthritis on the Rise CDC estimates 78.4 million will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis by 2040 The CDC estimates that 54.4 million adults have been diagnosed by their doctor with arthritis. The impact is significant-  nearly half of those suffering have limitations in their usual activities because of it! Our Friends at Bay State Physical Therapy shared […]

Elder Law Attorneys

Elder Law Attorneys: They’re Not Your Average Attorneys Just as there are specialists in the healthcare field, there are attorneys who are specialists in designated tracks.  There are real estate attorneys, personal injury attorneys and so many others! Perhaps, one of the most important attorneys you will want to know is an elder law attorney. […]

Heat-Related Illnesses

Why and How to Stay Cool When Temps are on the Rise Heat-Related Illnesses May 31st is National Heat Awareness Day and this day has been established to educate the public on the precautions they can take to avoid heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke- especially those who work outdoors or spend a […]

Prescriptions May Increase Your Risk of Falling

Is Your Prescription Increasing Your Risk of a Fall? Recent study found that nearly 95% of older adults take prescriptions that increase their risk of falling A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Buffalo explored how certain prescription drugs that are meant to help with specific conditions actually may pose a health […]

Parkinson’s Disease

An Overview of Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.  Dopamine serves as a neurotransmitter and enables neurons in your brain to communicate and control movement. With Parkinson’s Disease, one type of neuron steadily degenerates and no […]