Health & Wellness
- Written by Kim Klugh Kim Klugh
Five million. That’s the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to statistics published on the Alzheimer’s Association website. Every 60 seconds, someone in the United States develops the disease.
Today, an estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and out of the top 10 causes of death in America, Alzheimer’s disease is the only one that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed.
The York County Area Agency on Aging’s APPRISE program will offer free, personalized counseling during Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period, which began Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is teaming up with Kmart Pharmacy to offer free, confidential memory screenings nationwide this month.
- Written by Jim Miller Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior,
I’ve heard that there’s a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. What can you tell me about this? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s, and I want to do everything I can to protect myself.
- Written by John J. Kerecz John J. Kerecz
Pain. Slowly creeping, insidious pain. Over the course of at least a decade, nagging pain in my left hip managed to permeate every corner of my life until I finally slid into depression. I wanted to crawl off in a leafy hollow and hide like a wounded animal.
- Written by Kaliq Chang, M.D. Kaliq Chang, M.D.
Thanks to the baby boom generation, there will be more Americans over age 65 in coming years than at any point in history. About 44.7 million Americans were age 65 or older in 2013, the latest year for which data is available, according to the U.S. Administration on Aging.