Doctor Q&A for Dr. Theresa Redling

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
Adequate calories: The actual type of diet depends if there are any other medical conditions(diabetes, heart failure, high BP)- but generally the most common thing I enc ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
Post acute care: Get the proper support for the elder- physical therapy(home of post acute facility), home health aide?. It all depends on the extent of the confusion ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
Alzheimers Associati: A great resource for information and referrals to find doctors in the filed. American alzheimers Association- phone or on line
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
Of course: Any major surgery should be a concern. However, now a daysbypass is common in the elderly. things to monitor post op are confusion and sensitivyt to m ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe nothing: It depends whether there are any symptoms associated with that heart rate- fatigue, lightheadedness, fainting,,. If not - monitoring is sufficient
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
Geriatric assessment: This is where a full eval by a Geriatrician can help. Polypharmacy is common and have a significant impact on may things in the elderly- including hos ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
Evaluate smell: The loss of the ability to taste may decline slightly as we age- perhaps explaining why some elders like more sweets or salty things. However, the dec ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
Many things: A complete medical evaluation is essential. Is there dementia? Medication review is important. Is she depressed ? Psychotic depression is not uncommon ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
Depends on type: Systolic heart failure means the pump cant squeeze adequately to pump blood forward(low contractility).Diastolic heart failure usually means the heart ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
Reach out to others: Can you ask others for help? There are groups that can help you find more help for your loved one and yourself. Adult day care, home health aides, as ... Read More
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