While it's true that statins are effective in preventing a recurrence of cardiovascular events (e.g. heart attack or stroke), the evidence that they are useful for primary prevention in older people isn't robust. Should the prescription of these drugs be extended to our expanding geriatric population, or is this an example of over-medicalization?
Older adults may avoid exercise of any type for fear of injuring themselves or because they do not think they are capable. However, according to Miriam Nelson, professor of nutrition at Tufts University s Friedman School of
Taking medications appropriately, as prescribed by your doctor, is extremely important in not only ensuring that the medications are effective but also making sure that you avoid potentially serious
The question of whether or not individuals 45 years of age and older should engage in high-impact exercise, such as jogging or sprinting, is not one that has a clear answer at this point. But in
Every day more than 5,500 Americans turn 65 and officially become senior citizens. For many of these people, the years ahead will bring significant changes: changes in their social roles, in their family lives, in their health concerns, and though they may not realize it in their nutritional needs and priorities. Many seniors are, of course, healthy, relatively independent, and well nourished. Some older adults, however, are beset with accumulating medical, performance, and social problems that can make adequate nourishment difficult.