U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 42-year-old member asked:

what would an elderly loved one speak like if a stroke is happening?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Slurring: Common signs are slurring of speech, speech halting, disrupted speech, confusion, incomprehensible speech, and other findings like this. If you ever have the thought this is happening, it's important to seek immediate medical attention- 911.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

IL
A 51-year-old member asked:

Dr., when you see elderly patients who love life, what is the thing that impresses you most?

4 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Positive thinking : When an elderly patient presented with positive attitude and love life, a precious gift from god. This patient will benefit from self-healing and any form of treatment either medical or surgical will be successful. I wish all patients presents with a positive thoughts.Those patients with negative attitude in life needed to be exposed to self-healing medical chi kung meditation treat body-mind-soul.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the longest I can leave an elderly person in the car in 100 degree heat?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
You don't.: Even with the windows down, it is very serious business. The elderly have a very difficult time regulating their internal body heat. Figure out a way to avoid this scenario altogether, or else have the person wait outside of the care in a safe area.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Are floor exercises for pt acceptable for elderly person who cannot get up easily?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 32 years experience
Probably not: My general rule of thumb is ' if you can not get down to the floor and get back up on your own safely, then you should not be doing floor exercises...
A 42-year-old member asked:

How do you help an elderly frail person get out of suv?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
A Wheelchair-lift: Beyond the obvious direct assistance to the person slowly getting in-out, up-down the car/suv, something to consider is a power wheelchair lift installed as pictured here. It will cost some money, but a very hepful tool to help those needing it, especially if the person is large and cannot be safely assisted by another person. Best of luck to you.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Innatentive aides and careless mistakes. How can the family of an elderly resident help?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
It happens: Even in the best of facilities, errors occur ( to err is human). Try to stay involved and helpful to the staff, for the sake of your loved one.If repeated errors continue, consider a move.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Apr 24, 2012

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.