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Alzheimer’s Aggression: Causes & Management

Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s aggression is fairly common among Alzheimer’s patients. There’s cursing, hitting, grabbing, kicking, pushing, throwing things, scratching, screaming, biting, and making strange noises. More than 4.5 million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every year, and up to half can show some of these behaviors. The number of total Alzheimer’s sufferers is projected to …

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COPD, What Is COPD

What Is COPD, How Can It Be Treated, and What Are The Risks?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is by definition an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness. Here we discuss what COPD is, how it can be treated, and what are the risks. Many people mistake …

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Food Allergies & Food Sensitivity 

Food allergies also called food hypersensitivity is an unpleasant or dangerous immune system reaction after a certain food is eaten. Millions of people in the united states suffer with food allergies everyday and the cause is unknown. Usually symptoms are pretty self diagnosable including vomiting, rash, abdominal pain, diarrhea and tingling and itching in the …

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Cultural Values Do Not Give Priority to Providing Services and Support for Older Adults

Despite improvements in health care that have increased the life expectancy of persons throughout the world, aging is still viewed by many Americans with fear and trepidation. Two of the most beautiful words in the English language–“nursing” and “home”–when put together in the term “nursing home” have become a symbol of fear, isolation, and suffering …

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Financial Issues Drive Health Care Choices for Many Older Adults

Older adults and their families face many financial issues in acquiring treatments and resources to support health. Financial resources can be quickly drained by paying for multiple prescriptions for chronic conditions (Center on an Aging Society, 2002; Merck Institute, 2002), inadequate reimbursement for mental health services (Merck Institute), and the lost work time and productivity of …

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Older Adults Need Help Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions

Between 1900 and 2000, life expectancy in the United States increased from 51 to 80 years for women and from 48 to 74 years from men (Population Reference Bureau, 2002). As Americans have increased their years of life, the prevalence of chronic conditions associated with age has also increased. It is estimated that by 2040, …

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