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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
Particularly if : Short term memory is effected, the older person may not remember they left the stove on, or may not remember they need to use a walker.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Dementia: Forgetting to take their medication is most concerning health issue.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Day care.: Often a place where one joins with other elderly people for supervised socialization with others often social workers and healthcare workers supervisi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
34 years experience Geriatrics
Many types: Elder abuse can take many forms- physical, sexual, psychological, financial and simple neglect. If one thinks there is a problem, referral to adult pr ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
ELDER DAYCARE?: There are elder day care like nursing homes where you have to stay and taken cared of by a nurse. The other one is you stay home and a nurse comes to ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Replenish fluids: The fluids should be given orally if possible and should include electrolytes. Something like gatorade would be reasonable or pedialyte. However, if t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Explain: First explain why it is important. Second, give fluids that taste good to them. Thirdly reduce their salt (sodium) intake, as it robs the body of avai ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Michael Elliott
20 years experience Family Medicine
Care of the elderly.: 'elder care' is a newer term for the specialized medical care of the 'older' or 'elderly' population. This population is usually age 65 or older and t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Assisted : Living facilities may have rules, and incontinence may be a problem their al facility does not deal with, and requires higher level of care. I'd tend ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
25 years experience Geriatrics
See below: The mediator assists families efforts in finding the best decisions for a loved one and their family with the overall goal of integrating new relation ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
25 years experience Geriatrics
Not easy: Some hired by the agency and other can be found in the newspaper ad. Please ask each individual for background check and references from previous assi ... Read More
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