The Most Common Health Conditions That Affect Older Adults



Vision Loss

Hearing Loss

Dementia And Mental Decline

High Cholesterol

Skin Conditions


Stroke is one of the leading causes of death among seniors. A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is cut off. This can be caused by high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, a clot in the leg, and certain diseases. Stroke is preventable to a certain extent. People at risk should be getting their blood pressure and cholesterol checked regularly. They should also get yearly flu shots, as this can reduce the risk of a stroke during flu season. If you suspect someone is having a stroke, you must call 911 and get them to the hospital as soon as possible. There are a few things you can do to help prevent a stroke. You should quit smoking, lose excess weight, exercise, and eat a healthy diet.

Bottom line

A healthy diet and proper exercise are important factors in staying healthy throughout your golden years. Overall, health conditions are common among seniors and must be treated with care. With appropriate treatment and management, most of these conditions are not fatal and do not have to have a significant impact on seniors’ daily lives.

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