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Substance Abuse in the Elderly (Part 2)

Before a treatment program can be successful, or even properly selected, the family and the elder must be educated on the particular issues involved; such as what is causing the substance abuse, what are the potential treatment programs and methodologies,

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Substance Abuse in the Elderly (Part 1)

Our elderly are not only abusing alcohol. Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications in our society are out of control and causing significant medical issues through the combination of the above substances (alcohol and drugs).

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Medical Errors in Treating Our Elderly

Below are some tips on how to best curb those errors and reduce the 15,000 or so elderly hospitalized patients in the US every month from medical errors.

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Nutritional Needs. What seniors need to watch to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“The older I get, the harder it is to maintain my youthful weight.” Heard this before? Feel this way now? Well, you’re not alone. For nearly 30 years, I managed to maintain my college weight – it fluctuated from time-to-time, but I was always able to get it right back to where I was when

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Isolation and Depression in the Elderly

We appear to work in a profession of solving problems – allowing elderly folks to remain in their own homes as they age. Some, and certainly not all, of these solutions include reducing the wondering/forgetful risks often associated with Alzheimer’s diseas

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