Defining Heatstroke, pt 2

What is heatstroke? Heatstroke is the most severe heat-related illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is a medical emergency. Fast treatment is required. Heatstroke, sometimes referred to as sunstroke, occurs when the body can...

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Summer and Elderly Heat Stroke

Climate change is definitively upon us. We have already experienced historic heat this summer. Hot weather can be dangerous. And, our elderly parents are particularly vulnerable to its effects. In fact, 12,000 Americans die annually from...

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Suspecting Elder Abuse

Logic and reasoning with elderly parents can be frustrating. Especially if you are not able to visit and witness their lifestyle. If you suspect an elder has been threatened or victimized, reassure them that it is not...

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Elder Abuse Awareness

With elderly in decline, or living alone, it is important that family stay in close communication. Visit as often as possible. This also includes video visits and/or phone calls. Make these contacts frequently. Know and understand the warning...

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Elder Abuse, pt. 2

How to identify, and prevent, elder abuse? Gerontologists say that social isolation is a top risk factor for elder abuse. Covid restrictions, up until now, have curtailed many services that keep older adults connected to the world outside their...

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June: Elder Abuse Awareness, pt. 1

Elderly abuse isn't a topic anyone enjoys discussing, but it cannot remain hidden. It is vitally important to talk about it. Experts estimate that 10% of older adults are victims of elder abuse, yet only a small percentage...

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Elder Lifestyle Realities with Heart Failure

The physical challenges of heart failure make it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This, in turn, can worsen a failing heart. In-home care helps clients stay on track of their health management routine — and provides peace...

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Treating Heart Failure

There are many elderly living with the challenges of a weak heart. Treatment for heart failure can be complex and difficult to understand. It is very important to have a clear, concise, daily regimen. Monitoring medications, salt...

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Mobile Doctors with House Call Services

Boston Senior Medicine is a new, regional business serving only seniors -- and ONLY at their home. Services combine the traditions and convenience of the past with the best of today's modern medicine. Whether a house call or...

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Signs of Heart Failure

Heart "failure" is a condition that costs Americans more than $30 billion each year. It affects more than 5 million Americans, mostly older adults. Heart failure (sometimes called congestive heart failure) occurs when the heart is weakened and cannot...

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