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Over the years it has been observed that autoimmune conditions affect a lot of people in the world, a large percentage among them being women. This has become one of the major causes of death among women under the age of 65. This type of disease comes with outcomes of diverse varieties which include, arthritis, rheumatoid, thyroid, diabetes of the type 1 kind, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, lupus and many more. This therefore, carries along different kind of symptoms from mild to stern. But... Continue Reading
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Tagged autoimmune disorder, healthcare, Elderly Care
In this 21st century, we get to see that both average life expectancy and the prevalence of diabetes are at a rise on a regular basis. Amongst the elderly population, type 2 of the diabetes has turned out to be a growing problem and it is found that a larger portion of the newly diagnosed diabetes patients are older.
Caring for an elderly parent, relative or close family friend often involves managing one or more age-related health problems, such as diabetes.
Diabetes occurs when the blood... Continue Reading
Every year one of every three senior citizens over 65 years fall and therefore, it is found that falls are the leading cause of injury death for seniors of 65 and above. Simply shifting homes will not help lessen falls. However, certain risk factor in the home environment may add to about half of all home falls. Some of them get wounded and rest of them may even get disabled. Usually it is found that falls are often due to various hazards that look quite easy to get overlooked but, simple ... Continue Reading
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Tagged fall prevention care, Care for elderly, Elderly Care, Home Health Care
Thyroid is a butterfly shaped endocrine gland (glands which secrete hormones directly into the blood) that is located in front of the food pipe, more commonly known as “Adam's Apple”. The main hormones released by the thyroid are triiodothyronine, abbreviated as T3, and thyroxine, abbreviated as T4. These hormones regulate the growth and functioning of various systems in the body. The hormonal output from the thyroid glands in turn is dependent on thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) which is... Continue Reading
Insomnia is a common problem in late life. Sleep problems in the elderly are often mistakenly considered a normal part of aging but in reality it constitutes as a major problem under elderly care. Despite the fact that more than 50% of elderly people have insomnia, it is usually undertreated. Insomnia is a serious problem among the elderly because of its widespread prevalence and because poor sleep can have dangerous consequences for many of the aspects of vitality and resilience required... Continue Reading