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Depression in the Elderly

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Depression is much more than just feeling sad. It is a common but very serious mood disorder that often needs medical treatment. It can cause severe symptoms that affect how you think, feel, and handl...

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Hypertension in the Elderly: Causes & Prevention

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Blood pressure can be seen as a barometer of overall health. Blood pressure typically increases with age, especially once one has passed middle age of 45 to 65. Somebody with high blood pressure is at...

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Potassium in the elderly

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Having sufficient nutrients in the body is a general goal for everyone. It doesn’t necessarily take great effort to achieve this goal. If you simply follow a diet rich in vitamins and minerals, ...

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Physiotherapy after a stroke

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Why Physiotherapy Is So Important in Stroke Rehabilitation Stroke rehabilitation is sometimes an uphill climb. After a stroke, patients can be left with paralysis, especially one-sided paralys...

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Bath Time For Your Alzheimer’s Patient

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Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient is one of the most difficult things you can do. Bathing an Alzheimer’s patient can be particularly challenging. It involves a lot of energy, time and patience....

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As The Primary Care Giver for an Alzheimer’s Patient, How Can I Get a Break?

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Taking care of a loved one who has Alzheimer’s is a huge responsibility and very time consuming. It can bring a lot of stress, frustration and more. You devote all your time to your loved one and don&...

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Tips for Keeping Loved Ones with Dementia Safe on Halloween

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Halloween is right around the corner. It’s important to keep our loved ones with dementia in on the fun. However, there are unique problems Halloween can present to them. Because of this, it’s importa...

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Disorders that Mimic Dementia Symptoms

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The major symptoms of dementia include memory loss and cognitive decline. However, these symptoms can appear in other disorders that are much more treatable than Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Below ...

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Tips for Calming Agitated Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

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Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be stressful. This is especially so when the loved one is agitated. Agitation can lead to aggressive behavior such as hitting, screaming, or cursing. These ...

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Habits that Hurt the Liver

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The liver is an important organ. It serves a variety of vital functions ranging from cleaning blood to detoxifying our bodies. A healthy liver is essential to overall health. However, there are many d...

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