Causes of Dehydration in Seniors

Causes of Dehydration in Seniors

Dehydration can be a real problem for anyone who gets over-heated, especially so for seniors. This article covers the whys and what now to help caregivers watch their loved ones for dehydration.

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Seniors and Dehydration

dehydration, Pouring a Glass of Water

Summer time can be dangerous for some people, especially elderly who may be in a weak condition or perhaps taking medications that might cause reactions to heat or sunlight. Dehydration can cause serious problems. It’s important to Drink Up!

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Chemo Smell

chemo smell

Chemo Smell and What to Do About It Chemo smell stinks. Literally. Many health care professionals say that they can smell an odor on the clothing and body of patients who are undergoing chemotherapy.  And caregivers complain about the odor also when they are doing….

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ADA Act

ADA Act results

 The ADA has made big changes for people with disabilities and seniors in workplaces, public buildings, businesses, hospitals, colleges, and public agencies over the past 30 years.

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Managing Dysphagia

Managing Dysphagia

Managing dysphagia  presents an immediate and constant problem in daily living:  how to swallow food and liquid without choking and without food going into the lungs.

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Hospital Types

Hospital Types

There are different hospitals for different medical needs. This article describes describes those different types and provides tools to help you choose.

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Wheelchair Maintenance Basics

wheelchair maintenance basics

Your wheelchair needs your attention to keep it maintained in functional condition. It is very important that the wheelchair is working smoothly and no parts are loose or missing.  Most manufacturers recommend an annual “check-up” for a wheelchair.

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Glaucoma Awareness

Glaucoma Awareness

Glaucoma Awareness Month January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.   Glaucoma is a very serious and increasingly common disease of the eyes which can cause blindness.  Over 3 million Americans have glaucoma, and it is the leading cause of permanent blindness. People with glaucoma are not likely….

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Measuring Blood Pressure

Measure Your Blood Pressure

Measuring your BP with a digital monitor is fairly easy to accomplish. But there are a few basic rules you need to follow in order to be as accurate as possible. Here are some easy steps that will help you and your doctor determine what,….

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Swallowing

swallowing difficulty

Does someone in your household or extended family have difficulty swallowing or chewing? This article explores what you should and should not do.

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