Older Adults

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7 Steps to Reduce Falls for the Elderly Plus More

In this article, I provide practical strategies for reducing fall risks for older adults which can benefit everyone.

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Understanding the Types and Stages of Dementia

Dementia and its many challenges has become one of the medical world’s greatest challenges. Understanding dementia and its impact on our lives will hopefully challenge us to participate in ongoing dementia research, ultimately making a difference both now and in the future.

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Forgetfulness: Do I Have Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease?

Forgetfulness is a common issue with the elderly as they grow older. This can be completely normal, or it can be a sign of dementia including Alzheimer's Disease. This is how you can tell.

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Why It's Hard to Downsize When Moving Into an Assisted Care Facility

Seniors gather a house full of memories in their lifetime. Downsizing to a care facility challenges families to respect the stuff, provide closure for a lifetime of treasures.

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Confronting Dementia on Our Terms

Dementia is the disease for our generation to come to terms with.

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Low Air Loss Mattress: When to Use It and How to Get It Covered

A low air loss mattress is used in care of the aging or immobile to treat or prevent pressure ulcers (bed sores). It is either often underutilized, and most do not know how it is paid for.

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Swallowing Problems in the Elderly

Swallowing difficulties are particularly common in the elderly and can lead to dehydration and malnutrition. A Registered Nurse discusses issues related to dysphagia in the elderly.

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Caring for a Person With Dementia — Diagnosis

Dementia is not a disease. It is, what we call in the medical parlance, a syndrome—a collection of symptoms and manifestations that can collectively represent a condition. It is vitally important to get the right diagnosis so the physician can plan the right treatment and management plan.

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5 Key Tips to Communicating With Dementia Patients

Remember these five key guidelines in order to effectively communicate with dementia patients. Communication is key in caring for and maintaining relationships with people suffering from dementia.

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Activities for Elderly People in Care Homes

These are ideas for activities that can be offered to help keep the elderly residents of a residential or nursing home active, healthy, and alert.

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Coloring Activities for Adults With Alzheimer's and Dementia

Coloring is an excellent activity for children of all ages. It can be a good activity for someone with Alzheimer's, as long as a few important issues are taken into consideration.