Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors Guest post courtesy of Holly Love at FirstCare.ie Dementia is a serious disease that really possesses a great challenge to the caregiver. Handling someone with a brain disorder can sometimes be so daunting. You will be required to master every detail that will really make the patient
QUIZ – What Do You Know About Caring For A Person With Alzheimers Disease? Senior Care Training eBooks - Get Your Set Now! More than half of all adults 65 and older have three or more ongoing medical conditions, such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and incontinence. Our
tinnitus noun A ringing, hissing, or booming sensation in one or both ears, caused by infection of the middle or inner ear, a side effect of certain drugs, etc. Tinnitus is a common condition experienced by about 10% of the population. The American Tinnitus Association estimates more than 50 million Americans suffer from at least occasional bouts of tinnitus. For most people, these sounds are constant – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The most common cause
Whats Is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system. MS is a disease that usually, but not always, results in permanent disability. In the central nervous system, a substance called myelin covers the nerves.
Understanding and Caring for Someone With Alzheimers Disease Alzheimers Disease (AD) is a form of dementia that is becoming much more common as the population ages. The exact cause of the condition is unknown although a variety of factors make it more likely that someone will contract the disease. AD progresses slowly
Current statistics show that each year in North America well over 1,000,000 people who are receiving care in hospitals, nursing homes or at home, develop pressure ulcers. It is estimated that the cost of treating a pressure ulcer can exceed $40,000 so in strictly financial terms it makes great sense to prevent the condition.
There are four different types of casts your health care practitioner may apply:• Plaster • Synthetic fiberglass • Synthetic non-fiberglass material • Waterproof CastsYou will see these types all in rolls and once applied to your injury, the material hardens quite quickly to form the cast. All four types of casts keep broken bones and