Alzheimer's and Dementia affects millions of people worldwide. As individuals age and face cognitive challenges, they become more vulnerable to various health risks, one of the most concerning being falls.
September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month, so it's a reminder to us all about the importance of looking out for our older loved ones and those who may face mobility challenges. Falls are a big deal, and they can happen to anyone. They're not just about a scraped knee or a bruised ego. Falls can lead to serious injuries, hospital stays, and, in the worst cases, even loss of life. But they don't have to be a natural part of getting older.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoporosis are two separate medical conditions that often coexist in individuals. RA is a chronic autoimmune disease involving inflammation of the tissue around joints, which causes surrounding cartilage to wear down and subsequent bone loss around the affected joint. RA, like osteoporosis, commonly affects older adults.