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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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7 Self-Defense Tips for Seniors

12/27/2020

Older adults are often perceived as easy targets for criminals. They move more slowly and can appear weak and less nimble - all of which are signs to criminals that they can be overpowered. In fact, a U.S. Department of Justice report noted that 93% of all crimes are ...

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What to Do When Your Parents Don't Remember You Anymore

11/29/2020

When the dementia or confusion gets to the point where your parent or parents forgets your name, it is devastating. Can we say heart breaking?

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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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Loss of Appetite in the Elderly

11/08/2020

Most often, a gradual decrease in appetite is considered a normal part of the aging process. Seniors have lower energy levels and often partake in less physical activity, which means they generally need less calories than a younger person. However, if your elderly ...

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A New Approach to Caring for Fractures in Older Adults

10/31/2020

Most Americans might be surprised to learn that falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults in the U.S. Also, according to the CDC, one of the most serious fall injuries is a broken hip, with more than 95 percent of hip fractures ...

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The Top 5 Things to Know About Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

10/21/2020

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Things To Consider as a Family Caregiver

10/18/2020

Becoming a nurse, and more importantly, a caregiver, isn’t something I just fell into. I wanted to take care of people. There is a special kind of heart one must have to be a caregiver. I’ve spent 32 years as a nurse. During this time, I have taken care of a numerous ...

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