Older Adults

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Should Alzheimer’s patient start medication?

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This post is written from personal experience as my mom has been officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s- mid stage. Usually your geriatrician or neurologist would recommend starting the patient on medication in hope of delaying the deterioration of brain function due to Alzheimer’s. First, I would go through the advice given by the neurologist to me. [...]

Emotional causes of Alzheimer’s | Dementia- my mom’s story

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My mom is a truly wonderful woman, even with Alzheimer’s. It is sad that the coping and defense mechanism that she had developed against the hurt, rejection and abuse had set in place rigidity of patterns in thinking that made her ultimately developed this condition.

Pain management in elderly from falls- acupuncture is very effective

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With falls, the older person or elderly could experience moderate to severe pain that eventually ends up limiting the mobility. Eventually it would get too painful to move or walk and thus the person would avoid movement and walking. This would cause muscle dystrophy and stiffness. Gradually, the person would eventually require a walker, then a wheelchair and later bed bound as lack of movement would also result in other complication.

Do people who got Alzheimer’s know it years before the official diagnosis?

Alzheimer symptoms start many years before it actually manifest

I believe that some people who developed Alzheimer’s in the later stages of their lives may have know something is very wrong years and even decades before their official diagnosis.  If you suspect that your forgetfulness is very unusual, it helps to do more research and equip yourself with the necessary knowledge and keep informed of the latest developments in battling the illness.

Walk barefoot on the soil to improve your eye sight

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This information was shared to me from a 81 year old healthy senior. By walking barefoot on the soil, you would find your eye sight improving. The senior came to know about it because years ago, he saw a man in his 40s walking barefoot on the grass at the park. The man shared with him that despite being relatively young (in his 40s), his eyesight was failing rapidly. His doctor actually recommended this method to him as a way to treat his bad eyesight. Thinking he has nothing much to lose, the man tried the method consistently. Sure enough, his eyesight improved and did not deteriorate further.

Real stories from old folks admitted to hospital and then abandoned

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It is very sad that grown up children choose to abandon their old and defendless parents when they are no longer of use to them. Unknowing to them, their own children are also watching and would most probably follow after their footsteps. Through the years, my mom had shared with me some real old folks [...]

Hot water bottle to relief joint aches, cold and numbness

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This is a simple remedy that works and do you NOT require expensive equipments.  I have writen earlier on a lady who uses a hair dryer to relief her arthritic pain in her joints. Whenever you feel that your joints are feeling cold, numb, tired or in pain, a hot water bottle offers a good [...]