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How General Anesthesia Can Affect an Elder’s Mind

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

How General Anesthesia Can Affect an Elder’s Mind As we get older our bodies become weaker or problems arise and more likely than not you will need to have surgery and will require general anesthesia. As we age the way our bodies process drugs changes and our overall metabolic rate is slower. According to ( "General anesthesia does carry a higher risk for the elderly population," says Da ..

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Choosing A Good Nursing Home

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Choosing A Good Nursing Home When making the decision to move a loved one into a nursing home there are many questions and it can become overwhelming! There are some basic questions you can ask and signs to look for to ensure your loved one will be in a safe, friendly, caring environment. 1. How does the food look and taste? Dining with your parent in the nursing home cafeteria is a great way not only to bolster your parent&rsq ..

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The Do's and Don'ts of Discharge

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Do's and Don'ts of Discharge The primary goal of discharge planning is to ensure a patient’s smooth transition from the hospital to her home or another facility. Patients must be humanely and appropriately discharged when they are medically ready to leave the hospital. Senior patients who are unable to care for themselves cannot be sent home, if proper care is not in place; medically incompetent adults cannot be brought to h ..

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Fall Prevention

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Fall Prevention and Facts According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Each year, one in every three adults ages 65 or older falls and 2 million are treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries. And the risk of falling increases with each decade of life. The long-term consequences of fall injuries, such as hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), can impact the health and independence of older adults. Thankful ..

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Alzheimer’s and Music

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Alzheimer’s and Music Melody vs. Malady: The Benefits of Music for Alzheimer’s Patients In the world of Alzheimer’s research, a wide range of methods of treating the disease have been tested, ranging from the logical to the unorthodox. Falling somewhere in the middle of that spectrum is the activity of listening to music, which has recently been shown to benefit Alzheimer’s patients in ..

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Cholesterol Awareness Month

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Cholesterol Awareness Month September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month and it is important for everyone to be aware of what cholesterol is, how it works in your body, and what foods to avoid and what foods to eat to keep the bad cholesterol away and the good cholesterol here to stay! Too much cholesterol in the blood is one of the main risk factors for heart disease and stroke and is the leading cause of death in the  ..

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UTI and Seniors

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

UTI and Seniors For an adult aged twenty to sixty, a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) can be a painful, uncomfortable experience, but with proper medication and treatment it will be gone within a few days. For a senior, it is a very different experience; an elderly UTI rarely causes such clear symptoms and might not involve pain or discomfort at all. "As you get older your immune response changes; it's part of normal aging," says Anna Trein ..

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Immunization and the Elderly

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Immunization and the Elderly As National Immunization Month comes to a close, it is important to remember that seniors need to make sure they are keeping up on what immunizations they should have to protect themselves. A weak immune system can lead to serious health problems. All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and can pasFacebook ( ..

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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Seniors and Their Pets

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pets and Seniors Pets provide a great deal of love and companionship, and if you are willing and able to give them the care they need, pets can be a wonderful addition to your home. Read on to learn more about the many benefits of owning a pet and to decide whether or not owning a pet is right for you. The number one benefit of owning a pet as a senior is the companionship. Having a dog or cat that is always at your side is a great th ..

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