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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Information Page
... Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative, invariably fatal brain disorder. Typically, onset of symptoms occurs at about age 60.. There are three major categories of CJD: sporadic CJD, h...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Presbycusis
... Presbycusis is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most individuals as they grow older. Hearing loss is a common disorder associated with aging. About 30-35 percent of adults between the ages...
Source: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

   

Older Adults Articles

  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Information Page
    ... Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative, invariably fatal brain disorder. Typically, onset of symptoms occurs at about age 60.. There are three major categories of CJD: sporadic CJD, h...
  • Incontinence Can Be Controlled
    ... by Carolyn J. Strange No one wants to talk about it. Patients don't bring it up. Physicians don't ask. Meanwhile, millions suffer in silence as urinary incontinence erodes their quality of lif...
  • Older Adults: Depression and Suicide Facts
    ... Depression, one of the most common conditions associated with suicide in older adults,1 is a widely underrecognized and undertreated medical illness. In fact, several studies have found that many olde...
  • Osteoporosis
    ... Things that can increase your chances of developing osteoporosis include: being female small, thin body (under 127 pounds) family history of osteoporosis being postmenopausal or of an advanced age Cau...
  • Osteoporosis: Progress and Promise
    ... Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength predisposing to an increased risk of fracture. Bone strength reflects the integration of two main features: bone density ...
  • Presbycusis
    ... Presbycusis is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most individuals as they grow older. Hearing loss is a common disorder associated with aging. About 30-35 percent of adults between the ages...
  • Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
    ... The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that forms part of the male reproductive system. The gland is made of two lobes, or regions, enclosed by an outer layer of tissue. As the diagrams show, the prosta...
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
    ... Vocal cord paralysis is a voice disorder that occurs when one or both of the vocal cords (or vocal folds) do not open or close properly. Vocal cord paralysis is a common disorder, and symptoms can ran...

Resources

  • (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)
  • (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)