Fatigue in Older Adults

 Everyone feels tired now and then. But, after a good night’s sleep, most people feel refreshed and ready to face a new day. If you continue to feel tired for weeks, it’s time to see your doctor.   Read more about Fatigue in Older Adults…

Join Spring Mountain Rehab for Fall Prevention Awareness Week – September 21 – 28, 2018

LAS VEGAS – A fear of falling is a very real fear for many older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2.8 million older adults each year are treated in emergency departments due to injuries sustained in a fall. That means one in four adults will experience a fall and of …

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A Serious Slip for the Elderly : Health: The Pope’s hip injury again points up the need for safety in the home. Experts say frailty and poor balance increase chances of falling.

May 10, 1994|SHARI ROAN | TIMES HEALTH WRITER He was over 65 and stepping from the bathtub when he lost his balance and fell. He fractured his hip. What happened to Pope John Paul II in the Vatican last month was a classic-case scenario. Among the elderly, hip fractures resulting from falls are a common injury that …

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How Can I Include Families and Caregivers of Older Patients?

Family and informal caregivers play a significant role in the lives of their loved ones. They also play an important role in how the healthcare system functions. By communicating effectively with all the individuals involved in your patient’s care, you can both help the patient and make more efficient use of your time and resources. …

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1-Hour Exercise, 3 Times a Week Boosts Cognition in Older Adults

But no improvement in memory Judy George, May 30, 2018 by Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Exercising for 52 hours over a 6-month period may be an optimal dose for cognitive improvement in older adults, a systematic review of 98 randomized clinical trials suggested. Interventions that averaged 52 hours over a span of 6 months – …

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