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managing high blood pressure in senior adults
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Managing High Blood Pressure

Understanding & Managing High Blood Pressure In Seniors High blood pressure, or hypertension, refers to the pressure that the blood places on the walls of arteries as it flows through them. Approximately one in every three adults over 20-years-old in…
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Vicarious Trauma
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What Does Vicarious Trauma Mean?

Also referred to as Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), Vicarious Trauma (VT) is the indirect trauma that can occur when a person is exposed to difficult or disturbing images or hears a detailed traumatic story from another person. Learning to recognize…
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devoted guardians what is vascular dementia
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What is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia is developed due to a reduced supply of blood to the brain as a result of malfunctioned blood vessels. Blood is delivered to the brain cells through a network of vessels, collectively known as the vascular system. For…
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Why Is Aging So Scary?
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Why Is Aging So Scary?

Most people are afraid of aging because they are anxious about their health and losing their independence. It is natural to be concerned about your physical decline as you get older, as your declining health may prevent you from doing…
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What Comes with Getting Older?
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What Comes with Getting Older?

Changes in our bodies and minds are unavoidable as we age. Aside from wrinkles and gray hair, aging is inextricably linked to changes in every organ in our body. Cardiovascular Health Our blood vessels and arteries thicken as we age.…
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Positron Emission Tomography Test
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What Is A Positron Emission Tomography Test?

It's a radiology test that includes a simple injection of a radioactive material that can be picked up by a PET scanner to detect cancer, brain issues (such as an MRI scan for Alzheimer's) and heart disease. The test is…
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obesity in adults
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Obesity in the Elderly

Obesity is a condition that increases the risk of illnesses, affects your quality of life, and reduces the life expectancy in both the young and elderly population globally. The prevalence of obesity in the aging population has been on the…
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activities of daily living for the elderly adls
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Activities of Daily Living (The ADL’s)

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Activities of daily living, also known as ADLs, involve routine self-care activities we normally perform independently. However, people with chronic illnesses, injuries, or debilitating health conditions such as dementia often need everyday assistance with basic tasks and activities of daily…
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discharging from a hospital guide
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Everything You Should Know about Discharging from a Hospital

People usually go to the hospital to treat an illness or injury, so hospitals are typically associated with a disease, pain, and stress. Going to the hospital is linked to the fear of the unknown, concern about their own health,…
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seniors exercising
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How To Motivate Seniors to Participate in Activities

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Studies show that lifestyle factors significantly contribute to overall wellbeing as we get older. Staying active can help people stay healthy as they age. Day to day habits such as regular physical activity, cognitive training, and social engagement is believed…
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