More than half of all Americans age 80 or older either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove cataracts according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). The CDC states that cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. A few of the factors for cataracts include:
Luckily, there are medical options available to treat cataracts. Surgeries for cataracts are extremely common in the United States, with 9 out of 10 patients reporting that they can see better after the operation, according to preventblindness.org. This month we encourage everyone to learn more about the facts of cataracts and what steps can be taken to treat this common issue.
Cataracts are the leading cause of vision impairment in the world, they affect more than 250 million people worldwide.
Hot weather safety is especially important for seniors. Some heat related illnesses to be aware of are heat syncope, cramps, and exhaustion. Always make sure to check with your doctor before starting new outdoor activities during the summer. Some tips for staying safe in the hot summer weather include:
Heat Syncope is a type of fainting that occurs when the body loses too much blood volume due to sweating. This can happen when you are in a hot environment and your body temperature rises. If you begin to feel dizzy in hot conditions, make sure to get to a place to cool down and drink plenty of water!
Spending time outside is a great way for older Americans to stay active, reduce stress, and get some exercise. When spending time outside it's important to be aware of the risks of sun exposure and know how to protect your skin from the sun. Here are some tips for sun safety:
Traveling can be a great way to get a mental health break and learn more about new places, but it's important to always travel safely. Here are some tips for traveling safely during the summer:
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Bull Market - A condition of the market during which time the price of securities are increasing or expected to increase.
Elder Law - Elder law is a specialized area of legal practice, covering estate planning, wills, trusts, arrangements for care, social security and retirement benefits, protection against elder abuse (physical, emotional, and financial), and other involving older people.
Hybrid Fund - A hybrid fund is a category of mutual funds that is characterized by a portfolio that is made up of a mix of stocks and bonds, which can vary proportionally over time or remain fixed.
Keogh Plan - A retirement plan set up by self-employed people and for their employers as an opportunity to save for retirement with a tax-deferred plan.
June 21st marks the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, and the shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere.
The full moon in June, also known as the Strawberry Full Moon, has its own name because of the plentiful fruit harvest that occurs during this time of year.
Two flowers are born in June. The birth flowers for June are the Rose and the Honeysuckle. Both flowers stand for everything that is associated with affection, love, desire, and generosity.
Every year, millions of viewers tune in to watch Wimbledon, the most prestigious tennis tournament in the sport. The oldest Grand Slam competition in Wimbledon. It was established in 1877, and the US Open followed in 1881.
Famous Birthdays: Tom Holland (Actor, June 1st), Johnny Depp (Actor, June 9th), Elon Musk (Entrepreneur, June 28th), Michael Phelps (Swimmer, June 30th).
"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
- Henry David Thoreau