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Many seniors have undiagnosed sleep apnea

Many older adults could have a sleep disorder that disrupts their nightly sleep and potentially puts their health at risk. And yet they may not even know they have the condition, a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests. That disorder is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It happens when the throat collapses during sleep, causing […]

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How the heat affects seniors

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=5e811ca4-3d3f-44c2-afeb-0f7673ae9880#.W0Ybjlw-dBw No one likes to sit and swelter in the summertime heat. But for older people, hot and humid weather can be more than just uncomfortable. It can be unhealthy—even deadly. Most people who die each year from heat-related problems are older than 50, according to the National Institute on Aging.

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Depression and seniors

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=01daac35-d57b-4f95-a57f-a10a9655f793#.Wx_BaVyplBw Although depression is common among older adults, it isn’t a normal part of aging. Treatment helps most people reclaim a better quality of life. Here’s a message for seniors who are feeling blue: Depression is not a normal part of growing older, and it’s not something to keep quiet about or deal with […]

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