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What is the symptoms of kidney problem in elderly?

What is the symptoms of kidney problem in elderly?

Needs lab: Kidney failure is difficult to diagnose without laboratory test. The main clinical symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, swelling, and sometimes itching. If you suspect that you have kidney disease, i suggest you see your physician when possible. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of elderly abuse?

What are symptoms of elderly abuse?

Many: Firstly, any abuse should be reported. Obvious signs of bruises in many stages of healing, genital or rectal trauma. A patient that seems fearful of their caretaker, or a patient that the caretaker refuses to have you interview them alone maybe a sign. Under nutrition, poor hygiene and other signs of neglect maybe noticeable. Less obvious signs may include financial abuse. ...Read more

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Check your loved one's balance
Once
Remove obstructions that could cause falls
Once
Organize medications
Once
Add railings for support
Once
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What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion in an elderly person?

What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion in an elderly person?

Heat related illness: They can range from mild symptoms such as fatigue and lightheadedness to heat cramps. More serious is heat stroke which can be fatal. It is characterized by a fever of 105 degrees, convulsions, stupor, stroke like symptoms. ...Read more

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Make sure surroundings are safe and familiar
10 Min, Once, forever
Call the doctor if there is a new change in behavior or level of alertness
5 Min, Once, forever
Make time for stress reduction, relaxation
30 Min, Daily, forever
Call elder abuse hotline for physical, financial or other abuse
15 Min, Once, forever
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Can a thyroid condition result in dementia-like symptoms in the elderly?

Can a thyroid condition result in dementia-like symptoms in the elderly?

Yes, possible: Both hyper and hypothyroidism can cause confusion in an elderly person. The only way to know is to get a blood draw. ...Read more

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Are crying and wanting to die symptoms normal for depression in the elderly or it was something else?

Many causes: Crying and wanting to die are symptoms that are common in those suffering from depression. However, it is important to make sure all causes of depression have been evaluated. Many things can cause depression, not just old age and vague chemical imbalance of the brain. It is not normal to be depressed, regardless of age. It is important to not jump to conclusions about what is causing depression. ...Read more

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Walk slowly when exercising
20 Min, Daily, forever
Help them with chores
Once
Speak slowly in case they can't hear well
Once
Assist when necessary with cooking, bathing, dressing
Once
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What are some of the symptoms of kidney failure in elderly?

What are some of the symptoms of kidney failure in elderly?

Nocturia or none: May not be any. If severe poor appetite, nausea, tiredness, shortness of breath, others. Check with your doctor if in doubt. ...Read more

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