The aging process affects each person differently, exaggerating strengths and weaknesses. However, medical research has found that memory and attention are most affected by aging, since, according to Dr. Charles Duffy, a neurologist at Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, "memory requires attention and attention requires memory."
More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diane Waple, chief dietitian at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, has some advice for how to live with diabetes.
Approximately 1% of individuals age 65 and older, and 3% to 5% over age 85, develop Parkinson's disease, a neurogenative disorder that affects dopamine production in the brain. Learn more from Dr. Thomas Tropea, a neurologist, movement disorder specialist and assistant professor of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
Did you know heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States? It is an equal-opportunity killer which claims over 600,000 million lives annually.
Losing a spouse is often one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through. Spiritual Care staff at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown established the Hope Share program to help individuals continue to live with hope.
Some people consider winter to be “the most wonderful time of the year." However, for those with chronic joint pain, the season's downward-shifting temperatures can make it the most painful time of the year.
Eating well and exercising makes your body healthy and strong, but have you ever wondered what you can do to keep your brain fit? Members of the Masonic Village's Brain Fitness Club realized that, like many things in life, you either use it or lose it.
It's that time of year again ... flu season. Masonic Villages has your flu season survival guide. Keep reading to learn how to stay healthy and avoid the flu this year, as well as protect those around you.
Preventing, monitoring and treating infections is important for all health care facilities to keep one case from turning into dozens and ensuring the comfort of residents. For the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, protecting 453 residents who reside in the Masonic Health Care Center is a top priority, including reducing a dependency on antibiotics by 10 percent.
Registered Nurse Ashley Watts supports Masonic Village Hospice patients and families through some of the most difficult days of their lives.