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Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

435 Members
  • Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), also known as acute myeloid leukemia, is a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells. The median age of patients with AML is 70; it is rare among children. Myeloid leukemias are ch...

Alzheimer's Disease

1146 Members
  • Alzheimer's disease (AD), a neurodegenerative disease, is the most common cause of dementia and characterized clinically by progressive cognitive deterioration together with declining activities of daily livi...


56 Members
  • Atherosclerosis is a disease affecting the arterial blood vessel. It is commonly referred to as a "hardening" or "furring" of the arteries. It is caused by the formation of multiple plaques within the arteries....


2795 Members
  • Arthritis is a group of conditions where there is damaged caused to the bone joints of the body, resulting in inflammation. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the over 65s and the disease affects about...

Caring For Aging Parents

849 Members
Elderly care or simply eldercare is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens. This broad term encompasses such services as assisted living, adult day care, long term care, nursing ho...

COPD & Emphysema

2293 Members
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a group of respiratory tract diseases that is characterized by airflow obstruction or limitation. It is usually caused by tobacco smoking but can...


1332 Members
  • Dementia is the progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Particularly affected areas may be memory, attention, language and pr...


53767 Members
  • Depression is a mental state marked by profound sadness and the inability to experience pleasure, known clinically as anhedonia. Although sometimes used informally to mean just a passing period of melancholy, depre...

Grandparents Raising Children

1071 Members
This community is dedicated to grandparents who are the primary caregivers of their grandchildren. In cases where the parents are not willing or able to provide adequate care for their children, grandparents may take on the role o...

High Blood Pressure

1444 Members
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure is a medical condition wherein the blood pressure is chronically elevated. While it is formally called arterial hypertension, the word "hypertension" without a qualifier ...


204 Members
This community is dedicated to the pros and cons of Medicaid, and how to best take advantage of Medicaid to improve one's health. Medicaid is the US health insurance program for individuals and families with low incomes and resour...


188 Members
This community is dedicated to discussing the pros and cons of Medicare, and how best to use Medicare to improve your health. Medicare is the name given to a health insurance program administered by the United States government, c...


258 Members
The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS, formerly known as "preleukemia") are a diverse collection of haematological conditions united by ineffective production of blood cells and varying risks of transformation to acute myelogenous le...


604 Members
  • Osteoporosis is a disease of bone in which bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of non-collagenous proteins in bone is changed. Osteoporotic b...

Prostate Cancer

331 Members
  • Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Cancer occurs when cells of the prostate mutate and begin to multiply out of control. These cells may ...

Senior Dating & Sexuality

372 Members
This community is intended for senior to discuss senior dating and sexuality, and the specific issues that arise for seniors, such as starting over as a widow or widower. A first date can be a very nerve-wracking experience at ...

Senior Health & Aging

253 Members
  • Aging is the process of becoming older. Aging is an important part of all human societies reflecting the biological changes that occur, but also reflecting cultural and societal conventions.There is often consid...

Urinary Incontinence

591 Members
  • Urinary incontinence is the involuntary excretion of urine from one's body. It is often temporary, and it almost always results from an underlying medical condition...
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Widows & Widowers

3970 Members
This community is dedicated to those who have lost a husband, wife or partner. Anything is open for discussion here, with the hope that we can focus on grief, bereavement, life after loss, and continuing on after a great loss.