Older Adults

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 [...]

How to reduce pain due to bow legged in older adults

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Being bow legged can cause knee pain and as one gets older, the pain affects a person’s mobility. The condition can be heritary or result from posture or muscle weakness. Take a look at the photos below: The old lady on the photo above had bow legs. As she pushed the trolley (which she also [...]

Diabetes under control due to lifestyle change | Real life experience

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A friend shared with me that both his parents have diabetes- and they could control their blood sugar without much deprivation. What their parents did: • Eat vegetables and meat moderately- no need to drastically cut down • Avoid rice as much as possible- because rice is high in sugar content • Perform moderate amount [...]

Bonny Rider for improving limb coordination

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I find that a number of outdoor exercise equipment can cater for those with health problems, arthritis, elderly and with slight immobility problems. One such one is the bonny rider- as compared to those in the gym, this one does not have weight and relatively easy to use: Benefits as printed on the equipment: It strengthens [...]

Knee Pain & Feelings of Lack of Support in Life

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Factors such as gait, being overweight, aging, wear and tear, past injuries, inactive, wearing the wrong footwear/ high heels are obvious reasons for knee pain. When you go to a doctor with a knee pain complaint, he/she will commonly examine these symptoms. These are physical and lifestyle symptoms related to getting knee pain. But can [...]

Role of the caretaker/ caregiver in helping the recovery of a loved one

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Just today, while having my exercise at the park, I saw a man lovingly held his mom as they scrolled slowly at the park. I was not sure of the lady’s condition- it could be that she was either recovering from stroke, or she was undergoing cancer treatment therapy because the way she had walked was [...]

Cause of forgetfulness- restlessness and remorse

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As we grow older, we would tend to be more forgetful. But being forgetful can also be a sign of a more serious oncoming problem such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Researchers are trying to find the link between lifestyle, diet, outlook with these diseases. Many such theories are available on the web – in which [...]

Why do I bruise easily

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A man about 70 years old complained to me that he bruises very easily. This had happened for a few years. The condition had started suddenly and it had stayed every since. Look at the bruise on his arms: He told me that the slightest knock would make his hand bruise. For instance, when he accidentally knock against the [...]