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

10/21/2020

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A Holistic Approach to Nursing

10/04/2020

Nurses are funny creatures, we truly are. From the moment we meet you or your loved one, we are assessing you. We have been taught to do that, so it comes natural to us. I wanted to talk today about something I am passionate about, that is holistic nursing care.

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Managing Urinary Tract Infections (UTI's) In Older Adults

09/03/2020

Older adults have an overall susceptibility to infections due to a weakening immune system as they age. They are particularly susceptible to urinary tract infections. Urinary Tract Infections can not only be uncomfortable for the client, but also daunting to the ...

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Are You Having Trouble Sleeping As You Age?

08/14/2020

One of the most common sleep disturbances in the population of older adults is insomnia. According to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, as many as 50% of older adults complain about difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. Prevalence of insomnia is higher in ...

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How COVID-19 has Changed In-Home Care Management

06/24/2020

The way of caregiving pictured above is now unheard of these days. It is all about following CDC guidelines, social distancing, and having as little contact as possible with others. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus how critical healthcare workers are needed ...

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10 Signs of Depression in Older Adults

06/03/2020

There has been a stigma placed on mental health issues. Some may feel embarrassed that they have a diagnosis of a mental illness, such as depression, and feel they should just work harder to not feel "down about things." Depression is not a "normal" part of aging, but ...

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Where's the Beef?

05/20/2020

Many of us remember the phrase, "Where's the beef?"  from Wendy's Hamburger commercials.  Recently we have been hearing this phrase again amid the rumors of meat shortages due to COVID-19. Don't panic! Not only can meatless meals be healthier for seniors, they can be ...

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April Is Foot Health Awareness Month

04/22/2020

April is Foot Health Awareness Month! Since many seniors have diabetes, foot ulcers are often common among them.Typically, Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers foot exams every 6 months if you have diabetic peripheral neuropathy and loss of protective sensations, ...

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