Adverse Drug Reactions In the Elderly

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Adverse drug reactions happen, for the most part, because of the number of medications taken and the different times of day each medication needs to be taken. Elderly patients, on average, take 3 times as much medication as younger people. Amongst the wide range of drugs taken by these patients, the most common are those battling heart conditions, …

How To Set Up a Caregiving Schedule

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With the right scheduling tool, you can coordinate with friends and family members and professional carers to provide better, more structured care for your loved one. How to set up a caregiving schedule As a carer, you already know how busy you are. Between medical appointments, physiotherapy sessions, running errands and doing the shopping, it …

How to use a Dosette box

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Forgetting to take medication, or forgetting that you’ve taken it and taking too much, can have serious consequences. A dosette box can make make all the difference. Why use a dosette box? Medication management has grown increasingly complex over the past years. It’s therefore critical to know how to use a dosette box, also known as …

Which Countries Are Best At Caring For Their Elderly?

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Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada and Germany all top the list of countries that are best at caring for their elderly, while Britain trails behind at number 11.  Is Britain the best? Britain is by no means the worst, but we have a long way to go before we’re the best. Ranking 11th overall, the UK did well …

Elderly Parent Refuses Help

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6 tips that can help you to cope if an elderly parent refuses help, including different approaches to care, giving back control, and light-touch tech solutions. How to move forward if an elderly parent refuses help The slow realisation that your elderly parent needs more home help and closer monitoring can be a difficult and wrenching …

What is the best simple tablet for the elderly?

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The most simple tablet for elderly users will probably be the most simple tablet for every user. Good tablet design is intuitive, it’s app design that can make things more complicated. What is the best simple tablet for the elderly? What are the important characteristics when looking for a simple tablet for older people? Easy …

The Top 6 Reasons Elderly People Don’t Take Medication

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By not adhering to an often complex combination of treatments, patients can unwittingly expose themselves to a number of health risks. Compliance, or adherence, to a medication regime can prove to be a problem for your elderly loved one, for a variety of reasons. But when elderly people don’t take medication that has been prescribed to …

Setting up Wi-Fi or Broadband for Elderly Parents

Wi-Fi for my elderly parent
Setting up Wi-Fi or broadband for an elderly parent can open up new avenues of communication and freedom. Why have Wi-Fi? As your loved ones age, they can become isolated. It’s very easy for this to happen, mobility issues lead to difficulties in getting out and about to see people, and close friends succumb to …

Helping Your Elderly Parent With Their Family Tree

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  Genealogy can provide your elderly loved one with a comforting sense of ‘place’ in history. Luckily there are some simple steps you can take to start your research. Helping your elderly parent with their family tree Many people reach a point in their life when they want to find out more about their family history and ancestors. …

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