Preferred Ways to Restore Calm to Dementia Patients

By Judah G | October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is the best way to restore calm to dementia patients? This was the subject of an interesting study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dementia is a challenge to the patient, and for family members and caregivers. The patient experiences increasing loss of cognitive thinking skills and has progressive memory problems. Together with…

Sub-Acute Care Team – The Rehabilitation Nurse

By Judah G | October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Let’s meet a very special person – the rehabilitation nurse. A patient in an in-patient setting or an out-patient setting will interact with the nurse on a regular basis.   There are different types of nurses Contrary to what we thought as children, nurses do not all look the same or do the same task.…

Osteoarthritis – A Range of Treatments

By Judah G | October 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

There is a range of treatments for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Arthritis is the most common chronic joint condition. The wonderful joints in the human body can wear out in different ways.   The Risk If these things happen to a person’s joints, they would be at risk for osteoarthritis:…

Tips for Oral Health in Seniors with Dementia

By Judah G | October 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many studies were collected by researchers and analyzed. The results? Oral health in seniors with dementia is very likely to be poor. Seniors with dementia are more likely to have disease and decay in the teeth, and soft parts of the mouth. Common problems seniors with dementia included: Bleeding from the gums (gingivitis) Gum infections…

Diabetes and Quality of Life in Seniors

By Judah G | October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is known that there is a link between diabetes and cognitive decline in seniors. For some people this happens if diabetes was not managed properly. How are diabetes and quality of life connected? If diabetes can cause cognitive decline in seniors, does it mean there will be a reduction in quality of life?  …

The Neurologist’s Role in the Sub-Acute Care Team

By Judah G | October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

This is the third in a series of articles describing the sub-acute care team. Let’s learn about the neurologist’s role in the sub-acute care team. Previously, we discussed the roles of the dietitian and the physiatrist. The National Stroke Association describes the role of the stroke neurologist as specializing in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of:…

Hip Hip Hooray? Facts about Hip Pain and Arthritis

By Judah G | September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  says that hip pain and arthritis greatly affect Americans. Statistics from 2006 said that 30% of adults from a survey reported joint pain. Around 23% of adults   in the US have arthritis.  What can we learn about hip pain and arthritis? Most importantly, we can become more aware…

Staying Independent and Active as a Senior (ADLs)

By Judah G | September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

When we look at staying independent and active as a senior there are some questions we can ask: Can we measure how much independence a senior is capable of? Does this information help get coverage thorough healthcare if a senior is not independent?   What are ways of staying independent and active as a senior?…

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Aging Gracefully with Confidence

By Judah G | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

An inspiring definition for aging gracefully appears on the website of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). It is as follows: a person should do what they can so that they “stride into their older years with confidence”. Aging gracefully with confidence – that has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?…