Who Is A Candidate For Dentures?

Men and women with significant tooth loss are candidates for dentures. False teeth are not dependent on age, but more so on the condition of the patient’s teeth.

It is also important for a patient to have enough jawbone structure and healthy gum tissue remaining. This is because false teeth need a sufficient amount of support from natural tissue to remain in place for a long period of time.

The most common age group that has false teeth are people over 65 years of age. Needing dentures over age 40 is also fairly common, especially in women.

Colour Blindness

Colour blindness can be inherited or acquired. Inherited means the condition is passed on through genes and present at birth. Acquired means the colour blindness occurs later on in life and results from age, eye disease, eye injury, certain medications, or chemical toxicity.

Color Blindness




Aging and Eyesight

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 12 million people 40 years and over in the US have vision impairment. 1 million are blind, 3 million have vision impairment after correction, and 8 million have vision impairment due to uncorrected refractive error. Many changes take place in our eyes as we get older. Common conditions due to age include presbyopia, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration.

Vision Center is an informational web guide created for those seeking vision-related information and other vision correction options. All content published on Vision Center is researched, written, and edited by licensed optometrists, experienced journalists, and other medical writers in the industry

Aging and Eyesight

A guide to living with Dementia

A guide to living with dementia is for anyone who has been diagnosed with dementia, as well as their friends, family or other people who care for loved ones who have dementia.

Care professionals may also use this guide as a learning tool for their staff, and to raise awareness of dementia in their working environment.

This guide features information about:

  • What dementia is, including symptoms, causes and different types
  • Common treatments and medication
  • Tips on how to live well and independently with dementia
  • Care options for dementia patients
  • Care tips for carers looking after people with dementia
  • Tips on financial and legal matters
  • Where to find further information and support

Dementia SA

As a leading South African authority on all forms of dementia, DEMENTIA SA strives to minimize the impact that dementia has on individuals, families and communities.

By taking an innovative approach to service delivery that includes all relevant constituencies, DEMENTIA SA is a leading provider of awareness, information, education and support services to all those affected by dementia. It vigorously advocates the rights and dignity of those living with dementia. All services are supported by ongoing research.

DEMENTIA SA is committed to upholding the dignity of all persons affected by dementia and places a premium on providing services in under-developed areas. It is at the forefront of improving the quality of life of those living with dementia and those who care for them.

DEMENTIA SA invites all to be part of this rewarding endeavour.