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  • Hernias in the Elderly: Are Hernias Life Threatening? Hernias are when part of the intestine bulges out as a result of a tear or some congenital weakness in a muscle — usually the abdominal wall. These tend to get bigger or more noticeable with age. Due to this, elderly adults with hernias may have numerous questions. Are ... Continue Reading
  • Aphasia Home Care for Seniors Many of us take our basic motor skills for granted. The ability to speak, write, read, and comprehend information is taken as a given. The vast majority of people are born with this “universal” set of actions, so it is only natural to assume they will never go away. Think ... Continue Reading
  • Stroke in Elderly Adults: Signs, Symptoms, Prognosis This is the first in the series and presents an overview of several types of strokes, their effects and prognosis for stroke victims. Later entries will delve into such topics as stroke survival, recovery, rehabilitation , general tips for caring for older stroke patients , ... Continue Reading
  • Elderly Stroke: Rehabilitation, Recovery, Survival Caring for a loved one who has had a stroke can be very taxing physically, mentally and emotionally. According to the National Stroke Association, strokes are the fourth-highest cause of death . Those fortunate enough to survive the attack have to undergo extensive ... Continue Reading
  • How to Care for a Stroke Patient at Home My dad was as healthy and robust as any 75-year-old man on the planet until the morning he suffered a debilitating stroke. The following day he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. My mother had two choices. She could sell homesteaded farm ground to pay for his care in a ... Continue Reading
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