Below is the feeding schedule provided by the hospital in Thailand where my mother is currently being treated. Usually the schedule is also applied to other patients who are fitted with a nasogastric tube due to other illnesses such as stroke or neurological disorders. The objective of this post is to give you a general [...]
Elderly patients, if placed on an incline would tend to slide down on the bed. This is due to gravity, muscle weakness that causes them unable to support themselves in that position and feeling uncomfortable when placed in that position. While we can tell and advice someone to be conscious and not to slide down, [...]
If you have previously suffered a heart attack, I strongly urge you to consider learning chi based exercises such as qi gong, tai chi and wai tan kung. Through consistent practice, it will help clear blockages and would help prevent another recurrence or other complications. You may be surprised that after a while, you may [...]
When you attempt to measure yours or your loved one’s blood pressure and your home machine indicates as ‘Error’, you need to get the person to the hospital asap for checking. Below is a video that shows what I meant. In the first part, it shows how the blood pressure machine in our home read [...]
Usually our understanding is when we take flumucil, we first dissolve the tablet in a glass of water. Then drink the water and the medication would have its effect as is moves through our throat. But if a person is intubated, or on nose feeding, the medicine is administered straight via the nasal tube to [...]
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. Update July 2021: There have been a lot of changes after this article [...]
In my previous articles, I’ve discussed about personality types that may result in development of Alzheimer’s or dementia. I believe that dementia or Alzheimer’s is a result of a coping mechanism that has gone seriously wrong. If you go into any Quora thread on Alzheimer’s (just go to Quora.com and search Alzheimer’s and read the [...]
In this article, I would share two more case scenarios of persons whom I personally know one with early stage of Alzheimer’s and another already with Alzheimer’s. Both shared similarity in their patterns of thinking.
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.
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.
When your depression has reached a stage where you started hearing voices in your head trying to convince you that the only way out of your pain is to end your life, beware. Because sometimes, these voices are not your own...