Preventive care leads to longer, healthier lives, and as we age, regular doctor’s visits and testing is essential for maintaining good health. Here are seven essential health screenings for older adults.
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Dementia affects thought and memory, and it gradually reduces a person’s ability to plan, start, or finish an activity. It can be frightening or unsettling for people with dementia to lose their sense of time, lose track of thoughts, or forget where they are and what they’re doing.
According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), taking good care of your skin is essential for good overall health as you grow older. As we age, our skin becomes thinner, exposing veins and bones. Skin problems like scratches, cuts, and bruises can take longer to heal, and some medications can cause bruising. Years of exposure to the sun can begin to take a toll on elasticity as well as cause wrinkles, age spots, and dryness, and smoking can further exacerbate these issues.
More than 25 percent of Americans aged 65 or older have diabetes, and between 60 and 70 percent of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a family of nerve disorders that can produce pain, tingling, and numbness in the hands, feet, arms, and legs. The risk of neuropathy increases with age, with the highest rates of neuropathy among those who have had diabetes for 25 years or more.