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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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What disease causes the bones tobecome so brittle in an elderly woman that they break?

What disease causes the bones tobecome so brittle in an elderly woman that they break?

Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a condition manifested by loss of total bone mass and which is a consequence of aging. Women develop the condition at an earlier age than men. Osteoporosis can be the result of other medical conditions and medications. It can result in hip fractures and vertebral compression fractures most commonly seen in elderly women. ...Read more

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Elderly hypertensive woman always has high BP only in the mornings and it goes down to near normal in about 2hrs even without drugs. What causes it?

Elderly hypertensive woman always has high BP only in the mornings and it goes down to near normal in about 2hrs even without drugs. What causes it?

Very interesting: To help us wake up with energy for the day, our bodies put out hormones that can go too far & increase bp. Healthy folk enjoy this. Weakened cardiovascular folk don't and it can kill them. Many heart attacks happen upon waking for this reason. Ask the doctor to find a BP med that has a longer half-life (micardis (telmisartan) hct is one). ...Read more

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Elderly with osteoporosis breaks shoulder. Will it be down hill from here like when elderly breaks a hip?

Elderly with osteoporosis breaks shoulder.  Will it be down hill from here like when elderly breaks a hip?

Not necessarily: I would have her vitamin d levels checked. Also not sure how the shoulder was injured but make sure balance and gait is good or have physical therapy evaluation for gait training and balance. ...Read more

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What causes an elderly person to wet their pants?

What causes an elderly person to wet their pants?

Incontinence: There are several types of incontinence: stress, urge & overflow come to mind. Stress is more common in women while overflow is in men (think big prostate). Infection is common cause as is dementia (they don't know better or can't find toilet). Functional incontinence is someone who can't get to toilet in time. This is not same as urge. Think of someone who just had joint replacement. ...Read more

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What causes elderly people to start hearing voices?

What causes elderly people to start hearing voices?

See below: Welcome the elderly are very challenging often live alone or in nursing home dementia memory loss common. With significant dementia or move or disruption of there lives they may be very introverted and imagine things people support them help them confort them. ...Read more