Category Archives: Rehab

Acute Respiratory Failure In The Elderly

Acute respiratory failure, as the name suggests, is a potentially life-threatening condition requiring professional treatment and management. It’s not uncommon in frail or elderly people. Acute respiratory failure is basically a failure of the respiratory system, meaning that you have huge difficulty breathing. The condition is often dealt with as an emergency and may require…
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Heart Failure in the Elderly: Symptoms, Causes, Rehabilitation

Heart failure is a worrying condition in any individual, and particularly so when the person with heart failure is elderly. A cardiovascular condition, heart failure, or HF, occurs when a person’s heart is not able to pump an adequate supply of blood through their body. The condition develops over time. As the heart gets weaker,…
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How to handle dementia behaviors

Dementia is an incurable brain disease that gets progressively worse, so caregivers need to know how to handle dementia behaviors. These behaviors vary from one individual to the next and depend on the stage of the disease. There is, therefore, no single correct approach for caregivers to manage dementia behaviors. Instead, caregivers will need to…
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