Pneumonia in the Elderly Articles

  • Why Do People Die from Alzheimer’s Disease?

    The most noticeable symptom of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is memory loss, but this progressive condition ultimately weakens the immune system and prevents the body from functioning properly. Complications like infections are often the cause of death.

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  • The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

    This staging system can help dementia caregivers understand the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects cognition, mood, behavior, activities of daily living and bodily functions.

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  • Tips for Choosing and Using Food and Beverage Thickeners

    When a loved one is having trouble swallowing, doctors often recommend thickening their meals and drinks to avoid choking and aspiration of particles into the lungs. Use these tips to encourage them to eat and learn how to pick the right thickening agent.

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  • Dysphagia: How to Help a Loved One Eat and Drink Safely

    Difficulties with swallowing, called dysphagia, can affect one’s ability to eat and pose risks like choking and aspiration pneumonia. Learn the signs of dysphagia and how to help your loved one eat and drink safely.

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  • Adult Vaccination: Protect Yourself, Seniors and Their Caregivers

    Seniors may believe that their inoculation days are over, but keeping up with recommended vaccine schedules throughout our lives is just as imperative as receiving those initial doses as children.

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  • Sepsis: The Common Cause of Death You've Never Heard Of

    Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospitalized patients in the United States. Awareness of causes, symptoms and treatment is crucial because septic shock can develop and become life-threatening in a very short time.

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  • Recommended Vaccines for the Elderly

    Vaccines the CDC recommends for 6 preventable diseases, along with dosages and scheduling.

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  • 7 Common Flu Myths Debunked

    There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the prevention and treatment of influenza. Get your facts straight and learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from this nasty viral infection.

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  • Why Seniors Are More Susceptible to Pneumonia

    Seniors over age 65 are at a much higher risk for developing and possibly dying from pneumonia. Learn what factors can contribute to this risk and how you can protect your loved one from falling ill.

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