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Doctor insights on: Eating Habits And Ith Elderly

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Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more


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What changes are needed to an elderly person's diet?

What changes are needed to an elderly person's diet?

Less calories: As we age, we typically become less active, although ideally we'd actually strive to maintain our previous activity level. But for the average joe(sephine), our metabolism slows down. As such we don't need as many calories as we once consumed. On the other hand, we still need to consume plenty of water & fiber. Dash diet & mediterranean diet are both excellent choices regardless of age. ...Read more

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How can I help an elderly loved one remain productive?

How can I help an elderly loved one remain productive?

Interests: Continuing to be a productive person that contributes to society is important for successful aging. Encourage the senior to continue with their interests or develop new ones. It is never too late to learn something new- take up an instrument, take college classes on line, volunteer in your community. There is always a way for one to give back and feel involved in a meaningful way. ...Read more

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What can be done about religious compulsions in the elderly?

What can be done about religious compulsions in the elderly?

Professional help: Compulsive behavior can be problematic to some people regardless of age. If an elderly person is behaving in a repetitive way (compulsively) and these behaviors are excessive and causing marked distress, professional help may be indicated. A medical specialist will take into consideration the patient's medical history and current status when considering treatment options, such as with medications. ...Read more

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How can a home evaluation by pt help me care for an elderly loved one?

How can a home evaluation by pt help me care for an elderly loved one?

Home safety.: A physical therapist can help identify safety issues in the house. Are there slippery throw rugs around the house? Where's the refrigerator in relation to the sitting areas? How many steps need to be climbed in the house? And most importantly, how can we make this house safer and this person stronger to be more mobile within the home. ...Read more

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What can be done to improve the social health of an elderly loved one?

What can be done to improve the social health of an elderly loved one?

Social groups.: If they're physically capable, get him or her involved in social groups for the elderly, many of which you could find in your community through your city/township or the church/synagogue. If they're more debilitated and limited, lots of socialization can be found in an assisted living facility or even a nursing home. ...Read more

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What is the best natural way to help an elderly man to make his bawls move?

What is the best natural way to help an elderly man to make his bawls move?

Hydrate bowels: Hydration! We think we drink fluid that should be equivalent to the amount of water we need in a day, but it isn't! If the gentleman in question were to replace half of what he drinks other than water with water he would likely see a change in his bowel habits. Depending on his cardiac function, he should drink about half of his ideal bodyweight in ounces daily. Talk to his doc about this 1st! ...Read more

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What causes skin break down in the elderly?

What causes skin break down in the elderly?

Age-Related: As a patient ages, the skin gets thinner and more susceptible to injury from very minor trauma. The best way to protect the skin is to moisturize it with thick creams daily to twice daily. Examples include eucerin cream and vaseline intensive cream. ...Read more

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How long to get elderly person off trach.

How long to get elderly person off trach.

Variable.: Quite frankly, a good number of older people never come off dependence on a tracheostomy and/or a ventilator, depending on any active or chronic medical conditions that may hinder the process of weaning. Even in those who do wean off, it usually takes quite a while. ...Read more

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