Older Patients, Wiser Care Archive 2009

  1. 12 Advantages of Old Age September 22, 2016

    Find out why being old doesn't mean you can't have fun. Enjoy some old age humor and learn about the 12 advantage of being old. Thankfully, getting older is not all bad. ...  Read more

  2. Improving an Elder's Health in 2010: 7 Things to Check December 31, 2009

    A helpful article offering seven simple steps for caregivers who want to improve the health and well-being of seniors and elderly loved ones in 2010. These health improving resolutions are too often overlooked....  Read more

  3. 5 Reasons Doctors Might Resist If You Ask to Stop Dementia Meds December 18, 2009

    Find out the top 5 reasons why most doctors want you to stay on dementia meds like donepezil (Aricept), memantine (Namenda) or other Alzheimer's medications....  Read more

  4. Does the Patient Have Dementia or Alzheimer's? December 11, 2009

    A helpful article explains the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Learn about memory loss, types of dementia, dementia symptoms, Alzheimer's and more. ...  Read more

  5. Medications for Dementia December 03, 2009

    What you should know about medications for dementia, including 4 things to consider before continuing medications....  Read more

  6. Hospital or Hospice November 20, 2009

    When an elderly patient is critically ill, sometimes offering choices can help with difficult decisions. Find out more about a hospital vs. hospice decision....  Read more

  7. Dad Refuses to Take His Blood-Pressure Pills. What's a Son -"“ and a Doctor -"“ to Do? October 30, 2009

    What To Do When Parents Refuse to Take Alzheimer's Pills. Get the information you need about Alzheimer's medication and refusal to take medication at Caring.com. Alzheimer's medications...  Read more

  8. The Man Couldn't Walk. Why Did the ER Miss His Fractured Pelvis? October 23, 2009

    Misdiagnosed Fractured Pelvis. Learn how an ER can misdiagnose a pelvis fracture, how to recognize and react to a fractured pelvis....  Read more

  9. Why I Withheld Blood Pressure Meds October 09, 2009

    Learn why some doctors may give the wrong medical advice to an older loved one and how to assist doctors in getting a more complete health assessment to avoid bad medical advice....  Read more