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Alzheimer’s is a disease that gradually destroys a person’s memory and other mental functions. While memory loss and confusion are the first and most significant symptoms of Alzheimer’s, they are accompanied by a variety of health issues such as depression, anxiety, paranoia, difficulty in remembering things or recognizing people, extreme behavior patterns such as aggression, mood swings, self-imposed isolation, etc. An Alzheimer’s patient will most likely have trouble tending to even their... Continue Reading
Parkinson’s disease is a disorder that affects one’s nervous system. It is a gradually developing condition that chiefly affects middle-aged and elderly people. In individuals affected by Parkinson’s disease, nerve cells in the brain, known as neurons, get damaged or die. This results in the reduction of dopamine, a substance produced by neurons that enables communication between the brain and other parts of the body. Due to the slower communication, people with Parkinson’s disease tend to... Continue Reading
Over the years it has been observed that autoimmune conditions affect a lot of people in the world, a large percentage among them being women. This has become one of the major causes of death among women under the age of 65. This type of disease comes with outcomes of diverse varieties which include, arthritis, rheumatoid, thyroid, diabetes of the type 1 kind, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, lupus and many more. This therefore, carries along different kind of symptoms from mild to stern. But... Continue Reading
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In this 21st century, we get to see that both average life expectancy and the prevalence of diabetes are at a rise on a regular basis. Amongst the elderly population, type 2 of the diabetes has turned out to be a growing problem and it is found that a larger portion of the newly diagnosed diabetes patients are older.
Caring for an elderly parent, relative or close family friend often involves managing one or more age-related health problems, such as diabetes.
Diabetes occurs when the blood... Continue Reading
Every year one of every three senior citizens over 65 years fall and therefore, it is found that falls are the leading cause of injury death for seniors of 65 and above. Simply shifting homes will not help lessen falls. However, certain risk factor in the home environment may add to about half of all home falls. Some of them get wounded and rest of them may even get disabled. Usually it is found that falls are often due to various hazards that look quite easy to get overlooked but, simple ... Continue Reading
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Tagged fall prevention care, Care for elderly, Elderly Care, Home Health Care