seniors

Pain management in elderly from falls- acupuncture is very effective

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.

How to get the elderly to use walking aids/ commode when they have mobility issues

Prior to my mom’s fall, she had already shown mobility issues- she was very unsteady when she walked. She could not walk without the aid of a walking stick. There are some items that I had bought and changes that I have implemented. Prevention is always better than cure because a fall could cause a …

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Diabetes under control due to lifestyle change | Real life experience

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 …

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

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 …

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