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Author Archives: Louise Savoie

IV Therapy: Treating Dehydrated Senior Adults

Many senior adults who are frail have a high risk of dehydration. As much as possible, they need to avoid coffee, alcoholic drinks, and any liquids with high protein because of their diuretic effects. Physicians sometimes prescribe senior adults with certain amounts of water intake to help them stay hydrated especially when they have health … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy: Regaining Strength and Mobility in Seniors

Falls are one of the well-known leading causes of injury and death in the senior population. Those who survive them may suffer from a temporary physical impairment. As a result, it can hinder their independence and affect their quality of life. It is essential that they see a physical therapist so that they can work … Continue reading

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Senior Adults: Treat the Symptoms Fast

Rheumatoid arthritis is a dreadful thing for anyone to experience, especially for senior adults who are doing their best to stay independent in their homes. The condition itself can affect their quality of living, often making them feel frustrated and depressed. When senior adults have rheumatoid arthritis, it is nearly impossible for them to do … Continue reading

How Should a Senior Adult Deal with High Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a thick, fatty substance found in every cell of a person’s body. When one has high cholesterol, it means that the levels of cholesterol in his/her blood are elevated enough to cause health issues. Senior adults are not exempted from being diagnosed with high cholesterol. Because its early stages are hardly ever painful … Continue reading

Aphasia in Seniors Citizens: Seek Proper Treatment

Many senior citizens who are living with stroke become frustrated when they suffer from a condition called aphasia. It means that their speech or use of language becomes affected. When they cannot communicate well with others or express their feelings to which others can understand, it makes them feel isolated. Senior citizens who have aphasia … Continue reading

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Senior Adults Need Good Levels of Potassium

Senior citizens need potassium to have a healthy functioning body. They need a well-balanced diet that will provide enough potassium. However, certain medications or health conditions cause them to be susceptible to potassium deficiency or hypokalemia. If your senior loved one has low potassium, it can create negative impacts on their health. You may notice … Continue reading

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