Texas A&M Health Science Center partners with St. Joseph Health System to customize health and wellness care for seniors
New partnership will provide a forum for research to improve the unique health care techniques for aging populations and utilize a team approach to further the common mission of supporting the overall health and wellness of our community.
Not only can regular physical activity help manage diseases and thereby reduce medical costs, but it can also help older adults maintain their independence.
Attending a cancer support group presentation on the side effects of bisphosphonates gave Jerry Sawyer, 73, a jump-start on managing the symptoms when he experienced them himself.
Adults over 50 are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population and as these adults near retirement, it becomes more likely that they will suffer health problems that may limit their ability to care for themselves. With the help of home safety modifications, regular exercise, and alternative community housing opportunities elderly residents can prolong their independence while living longer and healthier lives.
While Parkinson's disease is incurable, early detection of symptoms may lead to a better quality of life. The Texas A&M Health Science Center’s College of Nursing discusses some of these lesser-known early warning signs.
Access to geriatric dental care is becoming an increasingly important issue, especially since many older Americans are keeping more of their natural teeth.
For elderly patients, overmedicating can lead to serious health risks and can even make a disease worse. Two of our professors provide tips to ensure patients are given meds that aren’t harmful when combined.