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Elderly Care

Older and wiser, yes, but aging also means experiencing more changes to your body. Stay as healthy as can be by learning about everything from new aches and strains to the common flu to chronic conditions.

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Older adults are at risk of falling at home and being injured. Easy changes to the bathroom, kitchen, living areas, can keep them safe.

Learn what companion care is and how it can improve the quality of life for seniors. Where to find a companion, what they do, questions to ask.

Older adults need to pay more attention to whether they’re getting enough essential vitamins and minerals. If not, they may need to change their diet or take a supplement to help reduce their health risks.

Find out how to treat Paget disease of the bone

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Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis affect joints differently, cause different symptoms, and are treated differently. It's important to get the correct diagnosis to improve joint function and reduce pain.

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Dehydration occurs when there is more water loss than water gain. Elder adults are more likely to become dehydrated because of decreased thirst and lower fluid content in the body. It can easily be treated with water or sports drinks.

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Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative nervous system disease. It kills certain brain cells, affecting movement. Symptoms include tremors, problems with dexterity, a shuffling walk. There is no cure, but treatments help.

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Fecal impaction is when stool gets stuck in the large intestine. It needs to be treated immediately. It’s often seen in people with prolonged and untreated constipation. It is more common in children, the elderly, people who don’t move very much, and people in long-term care facilities.

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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. It is caused by a buildup of proteins in the brain. This leads to problems with memory, comprehension, and attention. There is no cure, but treatment options can help slow its progression.

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Frontotemporal dementia damages the lobes of the brain responsible for language, voluntary movement, high-level cognitive skills, and more. This causes a decline and deterioration of these important functions.

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Iliopsoas bursitis is an inflammation of the iliopsoas bursa. It is a large sac with fibrous connective tissue that is on the inside of the thigh in the groin area. It often will get better on its own with rest and physical therapy.

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Dementia is most commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease. If a parent has Alzheimer’s, you have a higher than average risk. But it doesn’t mean you’ll get it.

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The greater trochanter is the larger of two bony knobs at the top of your thigh bone. The bursa is cushioning between the bones. Overuse, trauma, or infection can lead to inflammation of the bursa—and pain. Treatment options Include self-care, corticosteroid injection, physical therapy, and surgery.

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