Monday, 23 November 2015
A lot of elderly people in Roswell, GA who have diabetes find self-care rather challenging. Fortunately, professionals such as Home watch Care Givers of North Atlanta can be trusted to provide the level of care people with diabetes need. Here are some of the things these experts can address. Dietary Needs The primary concern in home health care for diabetes sufferers is the patient’s ability to meet dietary requirements as well as manage blood sugar levels. Diabetes limits the body’s ability to convert sugar into energy for cellular use. This results in high blood sugar, which can be damaging to the eyes and kidneys. Such a condition can even result in heart disease and prove fatal.
Sunday, 22 November 2015
You've managed to stave off a host of infections all these years, so you take your immune system for granted-that is, until you succumb to all manner of germs and viruses in your surroundings. If you or someone close to you is particularly vulnerable to infection as a result of a weakened immune system, then you might want to consider professional home health care that takes every patient's fragile condition into account.
Saturday, 21 November 2015
As people get older, they become more at risk of degenerative disorders with long trajectories, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). In Dunwoody, GA, around 18 percent of the population are at least age 60, which is the mean age of PD onset. This means that at least 18 percent of the city are already at risk. Young onset PD also happens, however, albeit rarely. It may begin between the ages of 20 and 50, and this age group accounts for around 54 percent of the city’s population. Medical scientists have yet to discover a cure for PD, but many methods of treatment and management of the condition are already being used, from medications to home care. While research continues on potential prevention and cure, people who have PD can improve their quality of life with these methods.
Friday, 20 November 2015
Retired dentist Dr. Richard Edelstein is one of about 5.3 million Americans currently stricken with Alzheimer’s disease, though his is a special case of sorts. Living with his wife Phyllis in their Long Island home, Dr. Edelstein’s dementia gradually progressed to something far more disturbing in specific terms. Mrs. Edelstein started to notice that her husband was becoming more negative about a lot of things, even routine ones. There was also a time when he tried to strike his caregiver, and when he lunged towards the TV as if he wanted to beat up the bad guy in a show they were watching. All of these situations explicitly indicate that the patient is experiencing Alzheimer’s aggression, which is one of the toughest things to understand in dementia patients.
Sunday, 11 October 2015
In Roswell, GA, 7.5 percent of the population is composed of people age 65 and older, a number that’s expected to rise in the next few years. Unfortunately, this means a growing number of persons who are more vulnerable to dementia. These people would greatly benefit from professional home health care. The Alzheimer’s Association defines dementia as a general term used for describing a wide array of symptoms of mental ability decline. Dementia is distinct from memory issues that come with aging, and the main difference is in the severity of the decline. In dementia cases, the deterioration brings with it significant changes in behavior and personality. For a case to be classified as dementia, there should be considerable impairment in two or more of these core mental functions: memory, communication and language, ability to focus, visual perception, and reasoning and judgment.
Saturday, 10 October 2015
The number of people around the world suffering from dementia is now over 46 million, according to The World Alzheimer Report, published by King’s College of London and Alzheimer’s Disease International. Time cites the report, emphasizing that the number is a dramatic increase from the estimated 35 million who were afflicted with the disease in 2009. Researchers warn that if no medical breakthrough happens for the prevention or cure of Alzheimer’s and other dementia, the number could double in 20 years.
Friday, 9 October 2015
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the U.S, with 52.5 million adults estimated to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. The 2013 statistics for the state of Georgia show roughly 1,814,000 adults with arthritis; and a whopping 843,000 of them report to being severely limited by the disease. Living with arthritis could present many difficulties with even the simplest day-to-day activities. Home care professionals can help elderly patients cope with the illness and better manage their condition.