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Vision loss, a broken hip, incontinence, and other health problems can be challenging for everyone concerned. Get tips, advice, and support in this senior health online support group. Share, vent, laugh, and feel less alone.
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my dad has been suffering from type-II diabetes since 25 years he is on insulin 70/30, along with this he has peptic ulcer, depression, suffered two major heart attacks, visually impaired due to diabetic retinopathy , peripheral vascular disease and is bed bound since 5 years. on 5, Jan 2013 he went in diabetic coma (HHNS)he was hospitalized for a month where he contracted bed sores (st... more
Hi Everyone, I am a graduate student (finally) completing my Masters degree at Babson College. I have also been a caregiver to my brother and senior father for over 17 years. Both live independently from me, but it still takes a lot of work! As part of my final project for graduation, I am researching the biggest issues that caregivers face when trying to care for their senior loved ... more
How You Can Make Your Brain Healthier & Slow Potential Memory Loss? Individuals and families across America are invited to ask questions of a leading national expert on brain health, Dr. Paul Nussbaum of Emeritus Senior Living at a live expert chat on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 4pm Eastern: http://www.emeritus.com/how-you-can-make-your-brain-healthier-slow-potential-memory-loss[em... more
I am a women of caucasian origin. I have a chronic condition with patches of discoloration under/on my skin. It doesn't come off, that's the only way I can explain it. It's not psorisis, to differ it. I have white and splotchy discoloration on my upper arms and shoulders. When I go out into the sun, the discoloration turns very red, like fire and people say, wow, it looks like you've be... more
My mom is on Medicare and we are trying to find her decent supplemental coverage. Does anyone have a provider they like/trust? It's so overwhelming trying to make sense of the different coverages and figure out what she actually needs. She has a variety of health problems and is on several medications so we need something... I think. Aaack. Help! Any input appreciated. She's using Humana currently... thanks much. Jen
this is off many topics but I am a nursing asst been in the field since 1999 from atlanta job corps center. Been working as a nursing asst since 2000 always in nursing homes I now work with an agency. I go to peoples homes hospitals and assisted living homes to assist with there daily living showering,bedbathes,feeding, and doctors appts. If by any chance you are worried about your love... more
I have recently discovered that my 71 year old mother is inviting strangers she meets online to her apartment for sex. What is even more horrific is she is in to submission and is doing things that sickens me. I am so afraid for her safety. Also, I live 400 miles from her and I am afraid to tell my siblings because I am afraid she might harm herself if she thought anyone knows about her... more
Just wondering what the other cargivers and their families are doing for the 4th of July? We are just cooking some ribs and making potato salad to keep in low key and avoid all the hoopla. Dad just got Mom a hydraulic lift we just and put together in the triple digit heat, so he over exerted himself a little too much as he is 86-years-old and is now using her cane and walker. We are h... more
my mother in law is 86 she started having accidents and would refuse to wear depends I finaly told her that she is wearing herself out by having to clean herself up and it is a big issue with the rest of the kids ,who are in their 60s now and it is time to start wearing them the depends I went and got them put them on her and she has worn them ever since. I put it in a way that we are all tired and wore out and it would realy help if she would wear them for us and it would help her too.
The thought of taking an older loved one (or yourself) to the emergency room can be disheartening for anyone. However, A new kind of emergency room is popping up around the country -- the "geriatric E.R." -- designed for older adults, to reduce stress and curb repeat visits often associated with emergency hospitalizations. Read more here and feel free to tell us: What kind of stress w... more