Posts Tagged ‘nearest hospitals to Putnam Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center’

Safety Concerns In Elder Care Addressed By SNF Administrators

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Safety concerns for seniors living in skilled nursing homes and assisted living communities is the top priority for their administrators. This is based on a just released survey done by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.   The Association identified are four major security and safety concerns: resident aggression public aggression theft from…

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Holiday Recommendations For Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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Holiday recommendations for caregivers taking care of Alzheimer’s patients is long overdue. They have their hands full taking care of their Alzheimer’s patients throughout the year. But their responsibilities and stress levels really go up during the Holiday season. In this regard, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has issued a list of recommendations to…

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Chronic Pain Afflicts Seniors More Than Other Age Groups

Chronic pain affects senior citizens aged 65+ more so than for any other age group. Is it just age related or are there other factors involved?   Chronic pain among seniors can be so painful, to the point that 20% of aged adults report having to stop daily activities that included sports, exercise, and work.…

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Alzheimer’s Three Stages: Can You Recognize Them?

Alzheimer’s three stages of disease were formulated by clinicians based on detailed questionnaires over many years. While there are variances within each stage, the symptoms are distinctive enough to warrant separation. Indeed, staging this terrible disease helps both clinicians and caregivers tailor specific therapies to fit the patient.   Alzheimer’s statistics are devastating with an…

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Early Onset Alzheimer’s; What You Need To Know

Early onset Alzheimer’s disease is not typically associated with older adults aged 65+. That age group is diagnosed with the full-blown version of this terrible illness. In facet, the early onset most often occurs in adults younger than 65 years of age. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease, which means it will only get worse over…

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Weight Reduction In Seniors Achievable By Eating Nuts

Weight reduction by senior citizens can be achieved by eating nuts. That’s right, two recent studies show that replacing red meat, processed meat, French fries, and soda in your diet with nuts, will keep your weight down. This indeed, is great news for seniors. Two new studies suggest that a small daily serving of nuts…

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Antibiotics Resistance Reversed With Simple Molecular Alteration

Antibiotics resistance is a serious problem in treating illnesses. Drug resistance develops every time someone uses an antibiotic drug, as a small population of resistant microbes still survives. As more antibiotics are taken, this resistance increases as the resistant germs dominate and connect themselves to other microbes. Indeed, a global review published in 2016 reports…

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Tai Chi Exercise Can Prevent Falls In Senior Citizens

Tai chi exercises help to maintain balance and prevent falls in senior citizens. Contrary to popular perception, chronic diseases are not the elderly’s worst enemy. It’s losing their balance and falling down.   Indeed, 87 percent of all fractures in the elderly are due to falls. The statistics are grim.  Among people aged 65 to 69, one out…

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Weight Loss In Seniors Reduces Knee Arthritis Pain

Weight loss in senior citizens can reduce symptoms as well as the pain of knee arthritis. Recent research shows that seniors can really help their knee arthritis by losing at least 20% of their weight.   Studies show that millions of older adults have stiff, painful knees caused by arthritis. This disease causes a breakdown…

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Oligomer Proteins Responsible For Alzheimer’s Disease, Says Research Group

Oligomer proteins are responsible for causing Alzheimer’s disease says a combined research group from Cambridge University and Lund University. The English and Swedish scientists agree that the cause is toxic clumps of oligomer proteins in the brain. They are gearing up to create drugs to target and destroy these proteins.   There are currently no effective…

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