Pain in Older Adults Articles

  • Caring For Those in Chronic Pain: How Spouses Cope

    Becoming the primary caregiver for a spouse in chronic pain goes beyond what might be easily imaginable. Asking for help, staying social, and using humor are just a few of the many valuable suggestions for this difficult task.

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  • In Pain? Blame Your Brain

    One of the most frustrating and debilitating forms of pain is chronic pain. Chronic pain can last for years and is hard to treat. Understanding the mind-body connection can help people cope with chronic pain.

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  • Beating Chronic Pain in the Elderly

    Pain is one of the most complex symptoms to treat. Sufferers aren’t always able to pinpoint exactly where they hurt, making the diagnosis and treatment tricky. But pain shouldn't keep your elderly loved one from enjoying activities they enjoy.

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  • How to Alleviate Physical Pain at the End of Life

    Making a person who is dying more comfortable and alleviating physical pain is an important priority for family caregivers. Physical comfort and pain management should be the focus of providing end of life care.

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  • Arthritis Top Tips: Medications for Joint Pain

    We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for medications used to manage arthritis pain.

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  • Palliative Care: What Is It and How Does It Differ from Hospice?

    Many people confuse these two kinds of care. While there are many similarities between them, palliative care is an important part of managing symptoms in seriously ill patients at any stage in their disease progression.

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  • The Dangers of Narcotic Painkillers

    There are legitimate uses for narcotic pain relievers, but these drugs can easily, unintentionally be abused. To keep your loved one safe, it's important to be aware of the dangers of narcotic painkillers.

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  • 8 Arthritis Exercise Tips

    Exercise is important for seniors, but what do you do when arthritis pain makes movement a struggle? Here are eight tips that may help make working out more bearable for people suffering from arthritis.

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  • A Dentist’s Take on Dentures

    Dentures can help seniors improve their confidence and quality of life. Use these expert tips to ensure dentures fit comfortably and learn how to properly care for a senior’s mouth after tooth loss.

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse Skyrocketing Among Elderly Population

    Recent statistics indicate that the number of elders addicted to prescription medication is increasing by the day. Caregivers must be alert to the signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse.

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  • What to Expect After a Hip Replacement

    You've found a surgeon you trust, scheduled the procedure, and figured out which senior rehabilitation center your loved one will be staying in, but are you prepared for what comes after the surgery?

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  • 10 Worst Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

    When fighting cancer, many of the most effective treatments can be accompanied by debilitating side effects. Here's how caregivers can help.

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  • How Palliative Care Helps Achieve Quality of Life

    Learn what palliative care can do to help your elderly loved one cope with serious illness and alleviate pain.

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  • The Effects of Insomnia on Your Aging Parent

    Insomnia, which is the inability to fall asleep, or stay asleep, affects almost half of elderly adults 60 and older. What causes insomnia among seniors, and how can you help an aging loved one get some sleep?

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  • A Caregiver's Guide to Osteoporosis, Fractures and Senior Bone Health

    When person's bones are thin and brittle, even a minor slip or fall can cause serious injury. For anyone over age 50, there is a very good chance that fall-related injuries are linked to osteoporosis.

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  • Parkinson’s Disease Top Tips: Alleviating Muscle Cramps

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions to prevent and relieve painful muscle cramps associated with Parkinson’s.

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  • The Connection Between Pain and Depression

    Does pain cause depression, or does depression cause pain? Many research studies have been conducted to analyze the connection.

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  • Medical Marijuana for Seniors: Weighing the Risks, Benefits and Out-of-Pocket Costs

    Cannabis is a hot topic among elders who are weary of prescription drugs and seeking alternatives for managing symptoms like pain and anxiety. But medical marijuana isn’t for everyone—there are medical, legal and financial implications to consider.

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  • Help America Start Talking About Opioids

    Millions of Americans are prescribed opioid pain medications, but discussions on safe usage and how to reduce the risk of an overdose have fallen by the wayside. Learn how you can help keep yourself and your loved one safe while taking these medicines.

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  • Hospice Care: Choose the Best Hospice for Your Elderly Parent

    Investigate hospices early, before your elderly parent’s end of life approaches.

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