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Gastrostomy Feeding Tube Care

A gastrostomy better known as a feeding tube is called for when a person is unable to eat normally through their mouth. A minor surgical procedure inserts the feeding tube into the stomach. Liquid food is then poured straight into the stomach rather than by the mouth. Reasons for Needing a Gastrostomy There are several…

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Wandering is a Danger for People with Alzheimer’s Dementia

The Tendency to Wander by Seniors with Alzheimer’s Dementia is Dangerous to Life According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 out of 10 seniors with Alzheimer’s dementia will wander. This is so dangerous, as off they go and many get lost. Most of them will not remember how to get home. This is one of the…

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Depression Calls for Professional Medical Help

Depression is a very serious condition and mood disorder that should not be confused with sadness or loneliness. Everyone feels sad sometimes. A person may experience grief after the death of a spouse or other family member, but in time they get over these feelings and life goes on. Depression, however, does not usually go…

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Robots can Give Respite to Caregivers of People with Dementia

According to a news release March 19, 2019 by the University of California, San Diego, researchers have been able to identify characteristics and guidelines to be used in building robots for people living with dementia. The robots can also give some relief and respite to their caregivers. They presented the results of their research at…

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Vascular Dementia

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), vascular dementia also called vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is the second most common dementia after Alzheimer’s disease (AD). While the symptoms may appear similar to Alzheimer’s disease, the cause is completely different. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a buildup in the brain of beta amyloid and tau…

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Hearing Aid may Lower Risk for Dementia in Seniors with Hearing Loss

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Exeter and King’s college London, people with hearing loss due to aging who wear a hearing aid can lower their risk for dementia. The study was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles, July 2019. PROTECT Online Study The PROTECT online…

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When is Memory Loss More than Mild Forgetfulness?

  June 2019 is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and many people are wearing purple in solidarity with AD Awareness Month. It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that over five million people are affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the United States.…

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Dancing is Good for Seniors

Physical exercise is good for seniors and gives all kinds of health benefits and helps with healing many serious chronic diseases. Dance is a superior form of physical exercise because it also includes music and rhythm and research shows that music and dancing cover larger parts of the brain than just walking or running. Dancing…

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Seniors and Malnutrition

When we hear the word malnutrition we tend to think of people starving in third world countries, but in truth malnutrition can exist among the elderly in the United States. Malnutrition is not starvation, but it means that even if someone is getting enough food, they may not be getting good quality food that contains…

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