Tips for Caregivers to Effectively Communicate with Elderly Patients

When caring for senior patients, effective communication is a necessity for positive outcomes. Elderly patients may have conditions like dementia or Alzheimer’s, vision impairment, hearing loss, etc. So, the better you understand them in terms of conditions and circumstances, the better you will be able to communicate with them. Out of 23,000 …

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Wheel Chair Buying Guide Part 2: Motorized aka Power Wheelchairs

Introduction Motorized, power or electric wheelchairs are designed for people who are unable to self-propel manual wheelchairs or need partial/full propulsion assistance. People suffering from chronic conditions such as spinal cord injury usually don’t have the upper body strength needed to propel manual wheelchairs. Motorized wheelchairs help such people participate in routine …

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Tips to Encourage Someone with Dementia to Eat More

Alzheimer’s or dementia is a brain disease that causes damage to one’s cognitive and reasoning abilities, resulting in severe loss of his/her mental functioning. A person with dementia would not eat like a normal person; he will try to avoid even his favorite food. If you are a caregiver and your elderly …

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A Detailed Discussion on Dementia

According to the World Health Organization, there are currently 50 million people worldwide who are living with dementia; the number is projected to rise to over 75 million by 2030. Major areas affected by this disease are Asia, America, Europe and Africa.  Greek philosopher, Pythagoras, divided the human age into six phases. …

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Pneumonia in the Elderly: Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention

According to research, about 7% of the world’s population is affected by pneumonia every year, resulting in about 4 million deaths each year. This row of death mostly includes premature youngsters and elders. William Osler, a Canadian physician, regarded pneumonia as ‘the captain of the men of death’ in the 19th century. …

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Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors

Dementia is not a disease; it is a term that describes a group of symptoms linked to brain-related diseases. Dementia is associated with memory and other cognitive problems that reduce a person’s ability to think, reason, and even perform everyday activities. Dementia can pose a great challenge to the caregiver if not …

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Major Pull String Alarm Manufacturers

senior in bed with pull string alarm

Pull string alarms are the cost-friendly alternative to the major fall monitoring systems out there. Their function involves attaching a clip to a piece of garment worn by a senior patient, and then the pull string is hanged on the chair’s back. When the senior leans forward in an attempt to get …

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Wheelchair Buying Guide Part 1: Types of Manual Wheelchairs

Introduction Wheelchairs can be broadly categorized into two main categories i.e. manual and motorized. This post focuses on manual wheelchairs, which are suitable for people who can self-propel without requiring mechanical assistance.  Motorized wheelchairs on the other hand provide partial or full propulsion assistance to people who are unable to move wheelchairs …

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Early Signs of Dementia/Alzheimer’s in Elderly

An elderly patient of Alzheimer’s

Dementia and Alzheimer’s is not quite the same thing; Dementia is an umbrella term that describes different symptoms affecting a person’s cognitive ability that includes their ability to brainstorm, reason, and remember. While on the other hand, Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that causes the brain cells to waste away. According to …

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