Category Archives: healthcare

Macular Degeneration An Elder Health Care Threat

by Janice Wallace Macular degeneration threatens elder health care and quality of life.  It creates a hole in the middle of the field of vision.  Seniors lose the ability to read, drive a car and recognize faces.  Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the top cause of blindness in seniors. AMD creates an elder health…
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Aging and Medication

83% of seniors take one prescription medication. And 50% of seniors take three or more prescription medications. Changes related to medication and age: There is an increase in percentage of body weight that is fat. Seniors appear to be thinner. But they retain more body fat and have less lean muscle mass than they did…
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Helping Your Parent Cope

by Janice Wallace Helping your parent cope with an elder health care crisis can seem endless. The stress of surgery and being hospitalized can bring out new symptoms. New complications can arise as a result of the original illness or surgery.  It seems that the more your parent tries to heal and get home, the…
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Recipe For Positive Aging

Slow Your Aging With This Recipe We all have to experience aging as part of the life on earth process. Here is an idea of the simplest, safest quickest way to drink from the fountain of youth and reap the benefit of successful aging. Make fresh soup with the freshest most antioxidant pact ingredients. There…
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Eldercare Surgery and Recovery Tips

by Janice Wallace Mary has been recovering from an elder health care crisis of open heart surgery and a bumpy recovery.  I’ve shared some of the challenges that Mary has faced in recent posts. We are hoping she will be discharged from skilled nursing in about a week.  This feels like the right time to…
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Medical History in a Flash Blog by Joy Loverde

by Joy Loverde What would you do if your aging parent landed in the hospital and the emergency room staff started shooting critical questions at you? When was the last time your mom was in the hospital? What prescription drugs does she take? What is she allergic to? Who is her primary doctor? Who is…
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Congestive Heart Failure In The Elderly

"All I Heard Was Congestive Heart Failure. What Does That Mean? Is She Going To Die? " "He Is Trying to Explain It -But It is Like The Doctor Is Speaking Another Language."... Try to stay calm-learning about your elder's disease is important but it takes time to process all the new information and terminology.…
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