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Diabetes Management Using Diabetic Logs

04/17/2021

According to the American Diabetes Association, 34.2 million people are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Furthermore, 14.3 million of those people are age 65 and older.  I have been a nurse for 16 years, with the last 4 years specializing in Care Management. It ...

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Terminal Restlessness: This is What's Going On

02/13/2021

Terminal restlessness is a common syndrome that may occur near the end of life. People experiencing terminal restlessness show signs of physical, emotional, and/or spiritual restlessness, as well as increased anxiety, agitation, and cognitive decline. This occurs days ...

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Medication Resources for the Elderly

02/06/2021

According to a 2019 Kaiser health tracking poll, nearly nine in ten (89%) adults 65 and older report they are currently taking a prescription medicine. Furthermore, more than half of adults 65 and older (54%) report taking four or more prescription drugs. While a ...

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A Sneak Peek Into Care Management

01/03/2021

In my life, and in my chosen profession of a Care Manager, there is no place for personal biases and prejudices. Everyone should be, and deserves to be, treated with empathy and listened to in a non-judgmental manner, and spoken to with respect. All people are ...

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Diabetes: Don’t Let It Steal the Joy of Food!

12/20/2020

Most humans would agree that they enjoy food. Social events or intimate gatherings usually include food in some form or fashion… tailgate parties… business meetings… dates… bridal showers… the list goes on and on. Yet, when one receives the unwelcomed news that they ...

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Is it Time to Consider Utilizing an In-Home Lab Service?

12/13/2020

As an RN (Registered Nurse), who currently uses telephonic calls to check on elderly clients daily, I have stumbled upon something extremely concerning lately. Unfortunately, many older adults have cancelled appointments and fallen behind on recommended blood testing ...

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The 6 Most Common Vision Problems Within Seniors

12/02/2020

Eye problems and disorders are common in the elderly population. The key is to detect them early. Regular eye exams will help detect vision problems before they become serious. Here is a list of 6 common age-related eye problems that can affect people at various stages ...

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The 5 Most Common Balance Problems in Older Adults

11/18/2020

When you're younger, good balance is mostly a matter of keeping your core muscles strong, and maybe feeling lucky you didn't inherit the family gene for clumsiness.

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Hospice Care vs Palliative Care

11/15/2020

If you or a loved one has been in a hospital for a significant amount of time, you've likely heard the terms "palliative care" and "hospice care." But what exactly are these services and how do they differ? Both services are focused on the care and comfort of the ...

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Medications That are Used to Treat Alzheimer's and How They Work

11/04/2020

  There are severe changes that occur in the brain due to Alzheimer’s disease. There are two key proteins in the brain that become affected with Alzheimer's disease. There are amyloid proteins, which form in the brain between neurons normally. With Alzheimer's disease, ...

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