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Dehydration and Elders by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 03 Feb 2010 2:35am Now, don't go thinking this is boring - it's not. It is something that could be dangerous but has a simple, easy solution. How often does that happen in life? Last Monday la peregrina, who blogs at Santiago Dreaming, made an important health point in a comment on this blog: “One of the biggest health concerns for older people,” she w ... Read on »
Prevent dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke in elders by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Sun 03 Jun 2012 12:00am Heat can be a killer. Rarely does a summer pass when we don't read about social workers in large cities trying to find isolated elders and get them into air conditioning, since many seniors are living on tight budgets and can't afford this so called luxury. For these seniors, air conditioning, when the city temperatures reach the mid ... Read on »
Elders and Heat: Sometimes a Deadly Combination by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Thu 22 Jul 2010 12:00am The heat is on. July and August, for many of us, puts the temperatures up in an uncomfortable range. These stifling temps remind me of my mother-in-law. She had a wall air conditioner in her condominium, but she would not use it. Even though the noon hour was my usual time to see her, during hot weather I'd run over in the mid-mornin ... Read on »
"Home for the Holidays" What to look for during your annual visit to elderly relatives by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 23 Nov 2009 10:01pm The following is reprinted with permission. I urge you to read it and pass it along. As you make your way home for the holidays know what to look for to protect your loved ones. "Home for the Holidays" What to look for during your annual visit to elderly relatives by Mary Twomey, MSW, Co-Director, University of California, Irvine, Center of Exc ... Read on »
Dehydration - What we need to know - Part 1 by VidyaSury Facebook Posted Fri 29 Oct 2010 12:00am Dehydration - Quick Facts: Dehydration occurs when there is a shortage of water in the body. This can happen at any age, but is especially dangerous in infants and the elderly. Dehydration can be the result of poor intake of fluids, excessive loss through strenuous activity, sweating, vomiting or diarrhoea, or loss ... Read on »
Dehydration by Lisa T. Posted Thu 23 Jun 2011 8:01am Dehydration can be a problem in the summer, especially for the young and the elderly.  Of course you can become dehydrated at any time, but the heat tends to make things worse.  I decided to talk about dehydration because a child I know had been exercising and working in the heat but not drinking enough.  He became lightheaded at practice and the ... Read on »
Dehydration by Yusuf Posted Sun 10 May 2009 12:00am Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should, dehydration can be caused by losing too much fluid, not drinking enough water or fluids, or both. Water is the most important essential nutrient in the human body. Even in view of this incredible importance, we are not vigilant enough a ... Read on »
Elder Care Decisions and Nursing Home Guilt by Mom-n-Me Posted Tue 28 Jan 2014 6:33pm 01/28/2014 by Sandy Spencer Leave a Comment Deciding how to best care for an aging loved one is a choice often fraught with emotion and stress. Taking care of an elder requires dedicated amounts of time, energy, and patience. If we have children, extra space in the home is often a non-existent commodity. If we have to work two ... Read on »
"Home for the Holidays" What to look for during your annual visit to elderly relatives by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 16 Nov 2012 3:24pm The following is reprinted with permission. I urge you to read it and pass it along. As you make your way home for the holidays know what to look for to protect your loved ones. " Home for the Holidays" What to look for during your annual visit to elderly relatives by Mary Twomey, MSW, Co-Director, University of California, Irvin ... Read on »
Need for national caregiver training standards crucial for quality care for our nation's elderly by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Mar 2009 4:17pm PHInational recently announced that their efforts to begin defining the terms for direct care workers have begun to have effect. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB)has accepted the term “Personal Care Aide” as the consistent term it will use to define work provided by caregivers in a variety of settings, including home and community based ... Read on »