5 Health Problems from Untreated Varicose Veins

  Your elderly relative is complaining about itching and pain in their lower leg, so when you inspect it you notice purplish blotches and bumpy skin. These are varicose veins and they could trigger some significant health issues in your aging loved one if they are not treated by a doctor. Too many family caregivers don’t know about the dangers of varicose veins in elderly adults, so too many cases are left undiagnosed and untreated.   Varicose veins are dilated blood vessels that can lead ... Read more

Mild Cognitive Impairment vs. Alzheimer’s: Understanding the Differences

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) affects about 2 out of 10 people over the age of 64 per studies reported by Alzheimer's Association. It's a condition where memory issues reveal themselves, but not at strong enough levels to impact daily routines. Having MCI may progress into Alzheimer's, but it doesn't have to. Alzheimer's is a progressive illness where deterioration within the brain leads to serious issues. At first, forgetfulness and problems with time management may be the only signs you see, but it ... Read more