There is an article in Wired about 23AndMe’s quest for Parkinson’s. 23AndMe, as you know is a company that is decoding the human genome in search for patterns to help us understand diseases. Parkinson’s is an incurable neurodegenerative disease that affects 1 million Americans. The biggest risk factor is age, but certain genetic mutations can … Read more Are we any close to a cure for Parkinson’s?
Any form of incontinence, though may not be fatal, can surely rob the life of the affected. Faecal Incontinence (FI) is basically lack of control over defecation leading to involuntary loss of some or all of the bowel contents. This is a symptom and not a diagnosis. There can be several underlying reasons for FI … Read more Understanding and dealing with faecal incontinence
Hearing issues are often neglected. And if not rectified in time, hearing problems can get worse, so much so that one might lose ones hearing completely. We, at Old is Gold Store, understand the importance of preserving each of our faculties and senses. To help our customers take the first step, we have arranged for … Read more Free Hearing test for Old is Gold Store customers
A team at Ohio State University has come up with a simple, self-administered 15-minute test that can help you spot early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. You can read the article in the Telegraph here.
As we all know, the heart pumps blood through the body. Arteries carry oxygenated blood to all parts of the body and the veins bring the de-oxygenated blood back to the heart. Veins have one-way valves that ensure that blood keeps moving towards the heart but not in the opposite direction (like the check valves … Read more Varicose veins and stockings
A lot of senior citizens who come to our store complain of pain in their feet. While there could be several reasons for their pain, and it is best to approach the doctor for proper guidance and cure, one way to reduce foot pain is to increase blood circulation to your feet. Age and certain … Read more 5 steps to Happy Feet
A University of Florida team is suggesting that there might be a real simple way to test for early stage Alzheimer’s – with a dollop of peanut butter and a ruler (scale). Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in the UF McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste, and her colleagues reported the findings of a small … Read more A dollop of peanut butter is all it takes to test for Alzheimer’s
Until a few decades ago, people believed that progressive blindness was an unavoidable consequence of aging. Not anymore. With easy cataract operations and other advances in corrective surgery, vision is no longer such a big problem for most senior citizens. Similarly, in today’s world, most elders believe non-specific joint pain is inevitable. This, again, need … Read more Actively managing joint pain in elders
What is Osteoarthritis ? Osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis, is an age related disease caused by the aging and wear and tear on a joint. Basically, the cartilages, the tough and flexible connective tissue covering ends of bone joints that cushion the bones, become less resilient leading … Read more Osteoarthritis
Diabetes is an emerging global health problem today, with India all set to take on the dubious mantle of “The Diabetic Capital Of The World” due to its huge volume of diabetic patients. Diabetes affects all parts of the body, most importantly the eye. In recent years, the prevalence of diabetic eye disease has been … Read more Diabetic Retinopathy