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Understanding Dementia and Functional Limitations in the Elderly

Dementia in the elderly can produce significant deficits in functional abilities, which can affect their ‘independence’ and ‘safety’ living at home, especially if living alone. This can include: difficulty tending to basic self-care needs such as hygiene, bathing, dressing, etc.; difficulty with taking medications on schedule everyday; preparing and eating adequate meals; increased risk for falling due to incoordination, weakness and poor safety awareness; difficulty with communicating skills, etc. Dementia can also cause a change in personality, […]

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Building Self Esteem in Elderly Nursing Home Patients

Building self esteem in elderly nursing home patients can benefit all that is involved with the aged person, from the Nursing Staff to the Kitchen Staff to even the cleaning Staff. Then there are also the Elderly family, if the person person is happy with the Nursing Home then the Patient will show signs of being satisfied. Then the family will be reassured by their loved one's voice that they have chosen the best place for their […]

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Elderly in Home Care Doesn’t Mean a Lack of Socialization

While the vast majority of seniors prefer to age in one place, many seek assistance from home health companies and assistant living services because of an increased need for personal assistance or in home care. Numerous studies have been conducted that show that seniors having social connections through family members, friends, social organizations, even companion animals is directly linked with their overall good health, prolonged survival from serious illness, and longevity in general. As seniors age, the […]

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How to Help Elderly People Adjust to Nursing Home Living

As people have reached a certain age, they tend to produce an impairment of their functions and capabilities. When they are unable to perform their regular duties, often assisted by another person is necessary. If it is necessary to require assistance of another individual, this can be difficult for the older people. It’s the same difficulty level with the person who provided care for an elderly patient. The best way to provide effective care and support for […]

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Elder Care – Planning Meals for the Elderly

Elder care includes the planning of meals for the elderly. This can be challenging as there are several factors that can cause a depression in the appetite of an elderly person. Seniors may also experience drastic changes in their digestive pattern that may make it difficult for them to consume certain things. It is important to consider these when planning meals. The eating habits and appetites of elderly people can be affected by a number of factors […]

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