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Medication Reminders for Seniors

Most nurses can attest to the frustration felt when going through a medication reconciliation with an elderly patient. Oftentimes the elderly patient will come to the ER with a pill box and no idea of what medications it contains. They may simply be ...

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when stomach acid flows into one’s esophagus. This irritating and occasionally dangerous gastrointestinal disorder can affect anyone, from newborns to older adults. You may hear the terms “heartburn...

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Elderly Falls

Falls are common but often overlooked, cause of injury. Around 1 in 3 adults over 65 and half of people over 80 will have at least one fall a year. Many falls do not cause injuries. But one out of five falls does cause a severe injury such as a broke...

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Effective Exercise Plan for Seniors

An effective exercise plan has a positive impact on elderly people’s strength, flexibility, endurance, and even emotional health. With a little planning, you can help your loved one develop a routine that will keep them healthy and happy. Exercise ...

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Tips to Support Oral Hygiene

Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases( periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing...

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Tips to Help Congestive Heart Failure Patient

A heart failure diagnosis doesn’t mean your heart has stopped working. It means that your heart is unable to pump enough blood and oxygen to support the other organs in your body, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I...

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