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23 Apr 2018

Preparing to Care for a Loved One with Dementia

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Dementia is an illness found on people who have lost their brain comprehension. For family and loved ones of dementia patients, learning to adjust to their behaviors can be difficult. Daily, simple tasks become hard to maneuver when put through a mental illness like dementia. The earlier stages of dementia include symptoms similar to alzheimer’s such as short-term memory loss that can affect one’s everyday functions. Symptoms also include obstructed communication with others. Dementia patients find it hard to make sense of their thoughts. They lose a sense of who they were before the illness. They act confused and struggle to know why they complete certain tasks or go somewhere. Aging is a big factor in dementia development. On top of the typical advisory care elders may already need in order to tackle their health problems, dementia patients need utmost, specialized care. Though dementia is not a curable mental disorder,…

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16 Apr 2018

How to Stay Motivated While Recovering From a Stroke

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There is nothing more devastating than when one’s family or loved one suffers from a stroke. A stroke occurs when the brain is deprived of blood either due to the blockage of arteries or a rupture in a weak blood vessel of the brain that causes blood to leak into the brain. In either case, the brain becomes deprived of proper blood flow, leading brain cells to die. The quicker a stroke is diagnosed, the quicker doctors can treat the patient to supply proper blood flow to the brain in order to mitigate the effects of a stroke. In many cases, patients need to undergo rehabilitation to recover from one. Rehabilitation Stroke recovery can take time – but perhaps more disheartening is the emotional and physical toll of seeing how one switches from normally functioning to a debilitating state in an instant, suddenly becoming reliant on others’ care. Unfortunately, strokes…

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9 Apr 2018

How Stephen Hawking Outlived ALS By 55 Years

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Astrophysicists were fascinated by Stephen Hawking, while medical experts were astounded by the 55 years he lived with ALS. The famed physicist was considered a miracle to pass away at the age of 76. Nobody has been found to have lived with the disease for that long. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS and motor neuron disease. Many die just a few months after the diagnosis. The chance of surviving more than a decade is only ten percent. Some medical experts believe Hawking’s long life can be attributed to the development of his disease at an early stage in life. There is no medical evidence to back this theory besides that a younger body can cope with disease better. The average age to be diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease is between forty and seventy. The youth theory was considered by British neurologists in the British…

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2 Apr 2018

5 Exercises to Boost Senior Heart Health

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According to C-Care, there are numerous ways to improve cardiovascular health for seniors. This includes increasing healthy habits like exercise and neglecting unhealthy ones such as alcohol consumption and smoking. Nutrition comprises a big part of maintenance and prevention of related heart diseases and stroke. To ensure a healthy cardiovascular system, heed the following nutritional measures: Get proper amounts of potassium as it is a vital mineral that assists in lowering blood pressure, and prevent strokes. To boost cardiac health, consume the following potassium-rich foods: beans and legumes, yogurt, milk (1% or fat-free), vegetable juice, bananas (both green and ripe) and potatoes. Moreover, other food items containing potassium can be incorporated into your diet and snacks. An elderly should consume the right amount of healthy fats, while staying away from saturated and unhealthy fats. Making food items rich in Omega 3 fatty acids should be a regular dietary routine. Fish…

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