• Published On: January 14th, 2019|Categories: Older Adult Issues, Senior Health|

    It’s common, and even normal, for some degree of vision loss to be experienced as we age. We learn adaptive techniques – using reading glasses or a magnifying glass, holding a book slightly farther away from the eyes, and utilizing stronger lighting. Yet when a condition such as glaucoma, retinal detachments, or macular degeneration is

  • Published On: December 14th, 2018|Categories: Senior Health|

    Just as no two people are alike, each individual diagnosed with multiple sclerosis will experience it uniquely. In fact, the unpredictability of the progression of the disease can make managing it challenging. Yet there are some common symptoms that occur in many cases of MS, and we at THE MEDICAL TEAM have compiled some helpful

  • Published On: December 4th, 2018|Categories: Senior Health|

    Parkinson’s disease impacts an astounding 10 million people worldwide, with another 60,000 in America alone diagnosed each year. Though we most commonly associate physical symptoms with the disease, such as rigid muscles, tremors, and poor balance, it’s important to understand the secondary symptoms as well, in order to best manage the disease. Secondary symptoms can

  • Published On: October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Diabetes Care, Senior Health|

    If we don’t struggle with the condition ourselves, we certainly know someone who does. Diabetes impacts as many as one in four seniors, resulting in the need for lifestyle changes including a carefully-followed nutrition plan, exercise, routine blood sugar checks, and ongoing medical care to manage the disease. What we may not be as familiar

  • Published On: October 11th, 2018|Categories: Senior Health, Technology|

    Technology is booming and improving quality of life for all of us in so many ways, but for those with Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, it can mean the difference between dependency and independence. As the disease progresses causing increased challenges with motor skills, movement, and the many daily tasks that make up our

  • Published On: August 20th, 2018|Categories: Heart Health, Senior Health|

    According to the CDC, as many as 795,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke. It’s especially prevalent in older adults, and a third of those impacted by stroke also have one or more of the conditions or habits that put them more at risk: obesity, high blood pressure or cholesterol, smoking, or diabetes. Recovering