MG Blog Posts For March 2017

Why MS Is So Hard To Diagnose

Multiple Sclerosis affects more than 2.3 million people across the globe, but it remains one of the more difficult diseases to diagnose. Symptoms typically appear between the ages of 20 and 50--a thirty year gap, which often lends itself to being initially confused with other age-related disorders or diseases.

by Hilary Young on March 31, 2017

Falls Are No Joke

With each passing year of life, not much changes in the way that you feel about who you are. Many seniors report feeling like their 20-year-old-self regardless of the changes happening to their bodies. And in many ways, age really is just a state of mind. That’s why it can be so challenging to accept some of the physical restrictions that hit us with age.

by Hilary Young on March 29, 2017

FAQs on Multiple Sclerosis

When you hear the term ‘chronic condition,’ you may think of heart disease, diabetes or arthritis, but there are many more conditions that are often overlooked until you or someone you know is diagnosed. One such disease, for example, is multiple sclerosis.

by Meghan Orner on March 27, 2017

Foods That Boost Kidney Function

World Kidney Day fell on March 9th this past month, which is a “global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys.” Our kidneys are organs rarely thought about until we experience some sort of kidney distress or dysfunction. From experiencing kidney stones, which, on average, affect older men moreso than women, to acute kidney failure that requires dialysis, there are life-threatening dangers involved with your kidneys not functioning properly.

by Hilary Young on March 24, 2017

Recognizing the Signs of Gambling Addiction in Senior Loved Ones

Between the upbeat music, flashing screens and and the thrill of taking a chance, it’s no wonder that casinos continue to be a popular nightlife destination. And with the computer giving people access to online betting, it is now easier than ever to gamble from the comfort of your own home. Although it’s not uncommon to see billboards and commercials featuring young adults trying their luck at slot machines or table games, a very large group of patrons that frequent casinos are often overlooked: senior gamblers.

by Meghan Orner on March 22, 2017