Sepsis in the Elderly
A serious response to infection in which the body over acts and injures its own tissue, organs, and may lead to death.
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.33 Comments
UTIs Cause Unusual Behavioral Symptoms in Elders
Seniors with urinary tract infections usually don't exhibit the textbook symptoms that younger people do. Instead, confusion and sudden changes in behavior can be the tell-tale signs of a UTI.29 Comments
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.18 Comments
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.53 Comments
VA & nursing home questions; does the VA ever help cover nursing home costs for non-wartime veterans?0 Comments
Any advice on how to handle caring for a 78 y/o mother who is narcissistic, has dementia, hoards, chronically ill, and living with me?47 Comments
Should I discuss end-of-life issues with my father and how can I bring that up in an appropriate way? OR should I ask his pastor to do this?24 Comments
My Mom (75) has UTI and now sepsis, can this be fatal?86 Comments