It’s Healthy Aging Month and there’s no better time to get started on better health practices! As we get older, we’re more susceptible to developing conditions like arthritis which can cause pain and stiffness in the joints. The goal of Healthy Aging Month is to focus on the positive aspects of getting older.
For seniors, arthritis is an extremely common condition that can interfere with daily activities. Did you know that there are over 100 different types of arthritis!? Osteoarthritis (OA) is known as the “wear and tear” arthritis. It’s degenerative, meaning it gets worse over time, and the pain can even affect your mood. Depression is common in those with OA.
Healthy Aging Month aims to stand up to the stigma associated with getting older and promote the message that it’s not too late! It’s not too late to take control of your health, which might mean trying something new. While most people have never considered participating in a research study, the benefits associated with participating in a study can be significant.
Participating in a research study allows you to play an active role in your health, which may improve the quality of your life. Participants often learn new ways to manage their health through the doctors and medical staff seen while participating. Study participants may also receive access to potential new medications and even receive compensation for study-related time and travel expenses. Your participation in a study today can have a big impact on future generations, maybe even your children or grandchildren.
Healthy Aging Month is about inspiring people to get up and do something that might change their life and improve their physical well-being. The doctors at New England Research Associates are currently evaluating potential new treatment options for osteoarthritis. If you or someone you love is struggling with pain due to OA and looking for new treatment options, a research study could help. To learn more about these studies and to see if you qualify CLICK HERE.