Now already a quarter of the way through 2022, a lot of recent news has impacted older adults and caregivers. From groundbreaking dementia and Parkinson’s research to new drug developments, seniors and caregivers can now be not only more informed but also more hopeful.
Seasons decided to take a look back at the first three months of the year to revisit our most read articles—to share some of these key moments from the first quarter as we prepare for what’s shaping up to be an even more eventful year to come. Below are our top five so far this year:
Tremors, loss of smell, and trouble walking are all well-known signs of Parkinson’s disease. But a new study led by researchers from the Queen Mary University of London found that two other symptoms could also be early signs of the disease.
The tragic and untimely passing of comedian and “Full House” star Bob Saget at the age of 65 is reported to have resulted from blunt head trauma. But how do caregivers know when a “bump on the head” is actually more serious? The signs, symptoms and advice in this article could save lives.
The line between “normal aging” and “make an appointment with a doctor” can be hard to determine for caregivers—professional and non-professional alike. Learn more about what skin bruising is, why people bruise more as they age, and when you need to worry about it as a caregiver.
With only a couple of weeks before Tax Day, Seasons talked to a tax expert to find the answer (which is, yes, but with exceptions), as well as how Social Security is taxed, how to handle pensions and side hustles, and really just some good advice for anyone helping a senior file taxes the right way.
One of our reader questions generated a lot of attention, so we asked one of our physician experts, Dr. Jesse P. Houghton, MD, FACG, a gastroenterologist, to shed some light on how strictly a senior should follow the general screening guidelines of tests such as a colonoscopy. Are those really one-size-fits-all?