Fighting the good fight: Stroke survivor series
What do you do when your whole life is ahead of you and, in an instant, it’s shattered? Your hopes and dreams lie like shards of glass around you.
This is the start of a terrifying journey for a stroke survivor. This is George’s story and he hopes it will inspire those who choose to try and get something of their lives back and face the world with grit and determination. It will take some time and many days of therapy – but if you look at George’s life now, you’ll agree it’s not only possible but life’s yours for the taking. Are you up for the fight?
Robotic Surgery For older adults
An increasing proportion of patients requiring treatment for malignancy are older people, which has created new challenges for oncologic surgeons. Ageing is associated with an increasing prevalence of frailty
Nursing interventions could save lives
Learn about the assessment, care plan goals, and nursing interventions for gerontology nursing in this post. Providing nursing care for elderly clients should not be isolated to one field but is best given through a
Constipation in the Elderly
The elderly are five times more likely than younger adults to develop problems related to constipation. This is a huge problem in this population and one that is often not disclosed due to embarrassment
OA and lack of walking may be fatal
Physical inactivity may be the reason why people with osteoarthritis are at an increased risk of death, a new study suggests. When the researchers behind the study considered what preventable factors might be
La Vie Care lifts those lockdown blues
Lockdown has caused a huge disruption in the lives of virtually everyone. For older folk, it has meant the separation of loved ones that at a time in their lives become almost unbearable. La Vie Care has stepped
'Bad' nurses caring for elderly under fire
A recurring theme in negative reports about nursing quality in the NHS (National Health Service, UK) seems to be the care given to older patients. Clare Lomas investigates what can be done to meet the challenge.
Why is the corner of my eye itchy?
Many people experience itching in the corner of the eye, where the tear duct is. The main causes of itching in the corner of the eyes are bacterial and viral infections. In some instances, parts of the eye may
The Dementia Dossier
Here is the A-Z of dementia. Dementia is a collective term used to describe various symptoms of cognitive decline, such as forgetfulness. It is a symptom of several dying diseases and brain disorders.
Breakthrough drug for coronavirus can save lives
A cheap and widely available drug worldwide can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus. The drug is part of the world’s biggest trial testing existing treatments to see if they also work for…
If only that darn ringing in my ears would go away… To treat your tinnitus, your doctor will first try to identify any underlying, treatable condition that may be associated with your symptoms. If tinnitus is due to a
Seniors wary of increased bathroom visits
For many seniors, drinking too much water means having to get up too often in the night to go to the bathroom, and just getting there could be like crossing a minefield.
COVID-19: Giving back to residents
This was put together and streamed to millions over the globe to highlight the focus on wellness for the body, mind, and spirit, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, when it is needed more than ever.
The dynamics of Lewy body dementia
Lewy body dementia is a progressive, degenerative brain disease. It’s the third most common type of dementia, after Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. It can be confusing because some symptoms are similar
Robots to the rescue with COVID-19
With the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, robots are increasingly being employed as helpers, taking on often dull, difficult, and dangerous tasks and thus reducing humans’ exposure to COVID-19.
Is home care always best?
In 2007, the famous Swiss actress Lilo Pulver decided to move into a residential home in Bern. At this time, she was neither disables nor dependent on care, but rather wanted to share her memories and fears with
Pneumonia in elderly
Statistics show that 1 out of 20 adults who get pneumonia dies, according to the Centers for Disease Control in the US. This makes preventing pneumonia in the elderly a serious matter.
Elderly writing and remembering
Telling their life stories, older adults find peace and a sense of wellbeing and dignity in looking back. Residents in senior facilities should be encouraged to write or record stories about their past.
The bottom line
In case you haven’t noticed, as we age there are a number of things that just aren’t what they used to be. In other words, we can’t or don’t perform at age 70 like we did at age 30.
COVID-19: Masterplan for caregivers
There are many older adults who are not in nursing facilities but who need help with personal care (bathing, dressing or eating) and assistance in areas such as finances and cooking to live independently.
Look out for age-related eye diseases
There are four major age-related eye diseases (AREDs) that affect seniors: glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Learning about the symptoms of and treatments for each of these…
Daily activities for alzheimer's patients
We subscribe to a very liberal definition of “activity”. This is especially true when considering activities for Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia in general. Anything that keeps a person interested, busy, or in any way…