Swallowing difficulties are particularly common in the elderly and can lead to dehydration and malnutrition. A Registered Nurse discusses issues related to dysphagia in the elderly.
Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in older adults. A Registered Nurse discusses the types of macular degeneration, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and offers suggestions on ways to cope with this illness.
Falls in the elderly can cause emotional distress and serious physical injury. A Registered Nurse discusses factors that contribute to falls and steps you can take to create a safer home environment for elders.
Pneumonia in the elderly can be especially serious because of age-related changes in immune function and chronic illness. A Registered Nurse discusses symptoms of pneumonia in older adults, contributing factors, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Urinary tract infections in the elderly and in nursing home residents may present with different signs and symptoms than in younger people. UTI symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in the elderly are discussed by a Registered Nurse.
Moving into a nursing home can be a stressful experience for the elderly and their family members. This article presents helpful advice and tips from a Registered Nurse on making that transition.