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January 2020 | Generations Home Care
man with dementia
Dementia is a world health crisis that threatens to overwhelm our healthcare infrastructure. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 50 million people worldwide have some form of the disease. Absent a treatment breakthrough, experts predict those numbers will explode in the coming years. Thanks to a rapidly aging global population. By some estimates, there […]
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A woman discussing thyroid health with her doctor
Our thyroids play a critical role in our body’s overall health. The gland produces a hormone that controls how we use energy — a system commonly called the metabolism. When the thyroid malfunctions by producing either too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) hormone, it causes problems throughout the body. Left untreated, both conditions can […]
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Senior women being examined for glaucoma
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, which is an opportunity to highlight a disease commonly called “the sneak thief of sight.” Glaucoma has earned this intimidating moniker for a good reason because most people who have the disease don’t realize it. Even worse, once the disease begins damaging your eyesight, it can never be recovered. […]
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A senior standing on a scale as they work to maintain a healthy weight.
Lots of people avoid stepping on the bathroom scale every morning because they’re afraid of what they’ll see. So instead, they ignore the scale altogether and slowly and steadily gain weight. By some estimates, 160 million Americans are overweight or obese. That’s nearly three-quarters of men and 60% of women. The numbers don’t improve much for […]
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