Senior Medical Treatment Decisions

  • Cancer Care Q and A: Post-Chemo Concerns

    Chemotherapy is a common form of cancer treatment, but the side-effects of chemo treatments can be very unpleasant. Here is some advice on what to expect and how to help a loved one cope with chemotherapy.

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  • Senior Skin Problems

    Common skin conditions in seniors like dryness and bruising can be bothersome, but they can also point to a more serious underlying health problem. Knowing what symptoms to look for and how to treat them can help you maintain an elder’s skin integrity.

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  • An Overview of Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer kills more people than any other form of cancer. Learn the risk factors, signs and symptoms of lung disease as well as the the types and stages of the disease.

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  • Dialysis for Kidney Failure

    When the kidneys fail, treatment is needed to replace the work of your failed kidneys. Dialysis is a treatment process that cleans the body of unwanted toxins, waste products and excess fluids.

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  • Managing Incontinence in Older Adults

    Under a doctor's care, incontinence can be treated and often cured. The choice of treatment depends on the type of bladder control problem your aging parent has, how serious it is, and what best fits a senior's lifestyle.

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  • Testing for Diabetes and Treating It

    Does your parent have diabetes? Explore the testing procedures used to diagnose diabetes and the best methods for controlling blood sugar levels once diagnosed.

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  • Treatments for Depression in the Elderly

    Depression is a serious but treatable condition. These are some of the most common and effective treatment options that doctors recommend for seniors who are experiencing mental health issues.

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  • Elderly Rehabilitation: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Speech Therapy

    There are three main types of rehabilitative therapy for elderly people: physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

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  • Chemotherapy: What is It and What Are The Side Effects?

    When cancer is the diagnosis, chemotherapy is often the recommended treatment, but the side effects can be severe.

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  • How Colon Cancer is Diagnosed and Treated

    Information about colon cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and cancer care.

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  • Breast Cancer: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

    Get information about breast cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and caring for someone who has breast cancer.

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  • Bladder Cancer: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

    Information about bladder cancer treatment, causes, screening, clinical trials and research.

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  • Seniors and Blood Clots: What are the Symptoms?

    Blood clots can lead to stroke, heart attack, and other chronic heart conditions. Keeping an eye out for these symptoms can help to protect your loved one's health.

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  • An Overview of Cancer

    As people age, they are more likely to get cancer, even if no one in the family has had it. Learn about cancer, symptoms to look for, how cancer is diagnosed and what treatments are used for elderly cancer patients.

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  • Diagnosing and Treating Bed Wetting in the Elderly

    Nocturnal enuresis (the medical term for bed wetting) can be an embarrassing and messy issue for older adults, but there are several techniques and treatments that can be used to help remedy nighttime incontinence.

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  • Type 2 Diabetes: Kidney Complications

    Diabetes is the number one cause of chronic kidney (or renal) failure in the U.S.

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  • What Is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?

    Coronary artery bypass grafting is a type of surgery called revascularization, used to improve blood flow to the heart in people with severe coronary artery disease

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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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  • Constipation: What Causes It and How Is It Treated?

    Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement fewer than three times per week. Why do elderly people get constipated and what can be done to alleviate it?

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  • The Latest Research on Strokes

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke sponsors a wide range of research aimed at finding ways to prevent, diagnose and treat strokes in the elderly.

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