The following are some answers to commonly asked questions about senior oral health. Is it a certainty that as we age we lose our teeth? Absolutely not. It is possible to keep your teeth for your entire life, with proper care. Consistent and frequent visits to the dentist can prevent and treat gum disease and/or…

In our society, staying active often means driving. As people age, certain actions required for safe driving can often become more difficult, such as turning your head to view oncoming traffic, or braking quickly and safely. Here are some tips which can help older drivers maintain their safety edge while behind the wheel. Keep active…

Given that millions of people over 65 fall and sustain an injury each year, what can we do to cut these numbers? The numbers are probably even higher seeing that only half actually tell their doctor. What makes this statistic even worse is the fact that it has been proven that once one falls, it…

As we age, it is common for multiple health issues, treatable with prescription drugs, to creep into our lives. Without even knowing it, many seniors suddenly find themselves on multiple doses of a wide array of medications. Research has shown, however, that taking a large variety of drugs can have harmful consequences. According to Health…

Researchers studying senior men and women in England discovered that “The more social groups the pensioners belonged to after they stopped working, the lower their risk of an early death.” The difference the scientists found was not trivial: the mortality rates were a factor of six less for retirees who participated in at least two…

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