Monthly Archives: January 2016

Insomnia: The Caregiver’s Role

A growing number of seniors today face the difficulty of sleep disorders, commonly referred to as insomnia. Up to 30% of the elderly experience infrequent sleep patterns, apnea (the stoppage of breath), and waking up too early. Insomnia results in depression, constant fatigue, and even a decline in health in some people. The causes of […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis: 10 Tips for the Caregiver

Being the caregiver of someone with rheumatoid arthritis can be emotionally and physically exhausting. Helping someone cope with RA is not an easy task and can sometimes lead to out-of-control emotions in the caregiver as well. You play a vital role in providing support for the person you care for with rheumatoid arthritis, but in […]

Antibiotic Therapy in Elderly Patients with Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis

Antibiotic Treatment in Elderly Patients with AECB Elderly patients have alterations in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as a result of drug interactions, and decreases in renal and metabolic clearances of drugs are seen with many drugs used in CB. Specific attention to potential drug–drug interactions is required by prescribers to avoid adverse reactions. Owing to the […]

Are You Guilty of NOT Doing These 12 Tips for Avoiding Burnout?

Change is an expected part of our daily lives today. Dealing with it so that YOU control IT rather than vice versa is an important and positive force in controlling your life. Try a few of these tips. 1. Accept what you cannot change. Take a tip from AA. Change what you can, if it […]

Healthy Boundaries are a Must

I was told by doctors and staff at the hospital my wife stayed at that a stroke can change the personality of that person. Someone who was very giving and selfless can all of a sudden become self-centered because they can no longer rely on their independence to feel comfortable about who they are. In […]