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Sniff test: Loss of smell may signal dementia risk

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=4bfdcfda-1e11-44e9-844a-fc0d88119379#.WsJ_W9TwbRZ If you don’t think your nose is as sensitive as it used to be, you may want to take note. A new study suggests that losing your sense of smell is linked to an increased risk of dementia. Researchers conducted a long-term study of nearly 3,000 adults aged 57 to 85. The results […]

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How alcohol affects seniors

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=066bcd78-ed71-42f2-8e56-612abb7b6226#.WsIwl1w-dBw  Drinking alcohol may pose special risks for seniors, even if they aren’t heavy drinkers. The potential ill effects of abusing alcohol—including troubled relationships, run-ins with the law and damaged health—are well-documented. To be sure, those risks don’t change as we age. But seniors tend to face special risks from alcohol, even if they […]

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