Older Patients, Wiser Care Archive 2009
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
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
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
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
Medications for Dementia
December 03, 2009
What you should know about medications for dementia, including 4 things to consider before continuing medications.... Read more
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
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
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
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
- 12 Advantages of Old Age
- Better Ways to Make Your Wishes Known
- Why Your Older Loved One May Want to Skip That Cancer Screening
- How to Avoid the Perils of a Too-Soon Hospital Discharge
- There's More Than One Way to Cure Constipation
- 11 Ways We All Can Counter the "Disadvantages of Old Age"
- Is a Bracelet to Restore Balance and Energy Too Good to Be True?
- When to Worry About Weight Loss and Poor Nutrition
- Why the Doctor Sometimes Talks to the Caregiver Instead of the Patient
- How Can I Convince Seniors to Get a Flu Shot?