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SENIORS OVERCOME HANDICAPPING CONDITIONS

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The top 10 concerns of senior citizens includes health issues. Judi Dench, the actress, and I have one in common. We have been diagnosed with macular degeneration. You may also be a part of that growing league of those who are beset by this incurable disease. The worst part is that ‘wet’ macular degeneration in particular can lead to blindness if not treated early. People who have ‘dry’ macular degeneration experience a decline in vision, but may not become altogether blind. Click on those links above to get more information from the Mayo Clinic.

As we grow older, we seem to be confronted by more and more health issues for which there is no cure, no reversal, no treatment. Drug companies work tirelessly to come up with means for addressing one or another of these threats, but often to no avail.