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My 92 yr old father was started on Aricept the end of May, and was increased up to 10 mg aprox Jul 1st. In between that time he was taken...
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Patients should not be taken out without a resilient wheelchair cushion. They don't come with the wheelchair and often are not ordered. A...
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A friend of mine died this week, aged 93. The circumstances of her death reminded me that there are people in this world who are uncaring...
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I have a story to tell and questions to ask. I have a very stubborn caregiver who does not like going to the doctor. It takes too much o...
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Unnecessary blood draw and venipuncture remains a significant problem (less so than in previous years) in the super-elderly and very frai...
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I just purchased several bicycle bells for three of my little friends to attach to their walkers and wheelchairs. It requires a Phillips ...
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Recently my uncle passed on. My grandmother (who is his sister, she is in her 90's) has minor dementia and I was informed if not told ...
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Bathroom safety rails can be extremely dangerous when improperly installed. If you call your neighborhood "super" in the building or hand...
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According to a new study from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, seniors work hard to keep their marriages alive and well, ev...
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An alternative to a nursing home can be a CIL facility. Many people have never heard of them. They are independent non-profits sometimes,...
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Large print communications are very helpful with near-blind elderly. I have a friend who is legally blind in a nursing home. I write h...
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If you are responsible for caring for a loved one or have aides that assist in doing so, at the end of the month there will invariably be...
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An aide or caregiver soon becomes almost a member of the family. You literally entrust the life of your loved ones with them. But the fac...
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Bleach is a common chemical that can cause death in a confined room. This almost happened with my little one when one of the aides knocke...
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Fire safety is extremely important. And providing that safety is more difficult than it may seem. The primary problem with elderly pat...
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First of all, know the location of every hospital in the surrounding area. Know which ones are teaching hospitals, which ones are certifi...
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Copper (as well as silver) has prophyalactic anti-bacterial properties. Interestingly, copper and it's allows will curtail the highly con...
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It is necessary to provide microwave instructions to health care aides, especially when they are taking care of the enfeebled, stroke-dis...
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A nice little gift for your favorite elderly senior is a silver spoon. Silver is bactricidal. That is to say, bacteria cannot replicate o...
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Very elderly patients, especially those who are stroke disabled, have difficulty in getting food on their spoon. They get frustrated tryi...
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