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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 of exercise. For [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Last Sunday, columnist Dr Albert Lim who is also an oncologist wrote a story about an 81 year old pancreatic patient who was diagnosed with advance pancreatic cancer. Dr Albert had first advised the patient to forgo treatment due to his age and to treat the symptoms as they arise. But this patient, in fairly [...]
I came across this inspirational video in YouTube- featuring Don Avery. Rebounder is now used as one of the rehabilitation exercises for physio and by chiropractors as the exercises are low impact and does not stress the joints (but if you bounce vigoriously on a rebounder, your joints would still absorb the pressure). Wear a [...]
A middle-aged lady told me that nowadays she did not have the mood to do anything at all. She would just would alternate between sitting down and lying on the bed. And she had also lost her appetite- she actually had to force herself to eat just to get something into her body. Usually, about [...]
Nice people who cannot say no and set proper boundaries end up developing cancer or an auto immune disease like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Yes it real unfair and it sucks. But it could be our body's way of telling us to stop putting the needs of others ahead of our own, stop neglecting ourselves and set appropriate boundaries in life.