19 June 2021

Dementia Stages and Types: A Detailed Overview

Dementia Stages and Types: A Detailed Overview

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Many people are unaware or uninformed about the different stages and types of dementia. The number of different types may surprise you. This is because dementia is an umbrella term that describes different types of cognitive decline. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common and best known.

Read further to learn more about the topic – Dementia Stages and Types: A Detailed Overview.

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12 June 2021

How You Can Protect Our Oceans From Home

How You Can Protect Our Oceans From Home

The world’s oceans are getting dirtier. It was World Oceans Day this week. Do you do something for the environment and if so what?

In the following blog post we have summarized 3 points how you can protect our oceans from home.

On June 8, the world gathers to celebrate World Oceans Day. An initiative aimed at raising awareness of the role of the oceans in our daily lives. And furthermore promoting individual and collective action to protect and sustainably use marine resources.

World Oceans Day also supports a global movement. Calling on world leaders to establish a network of marine protected areas. To cover 30% of the global oceans by 2030 – a conservation goal known as “30×30.”

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05 June 2021

Bathroom Safety for Elderly

Bathroom Safety for Elderly

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Bathroom Safety for Elderly is important! There are some simple options to create an easy access bathroom, but the key is in the planning and preparation. If we could all build from scratch, it would be easy.

New bathrooms and renovations are very complex. Almost every trade is involved, and as most of their work is behind the walls, you need to have an excellent idea of your final room layout before you start.

 

Tips on Bathroom Safety for Elderly

Sadly, most of us can’t start from scratch and have to work with what we have. There is usually a budget in mind too, but we want to make the space for us or our parents as safe as possible.

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29 May 2021

Arthritis In The Hands

Arthritis In The Hands

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Arthritis In The Hands – The 10 BEST Exercises To Relieve Pain & Increase Mobility. It is painful and debilitating. Millions of Americans have osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This inflammatory disease can affect any joint at any age. Your hands are made up of multiple joints, so they are no exception.

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22 May 2021

How To Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease At An Early Stage

How To Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease At An Early Stage

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Parkinson’s disease is often thought of as a disease of older age. Symptoms and even a diagnosis are possible well before you might expect someone to show symptoms or receive a diagnosis.

How To Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease At An Early Stage. Regardless of your age: knowing the warning signs of early-onset Parkinson’s disease can help you determine if what you’re experiencing is something you shouldn’t worry about or something you should definitely take note of.

Early-stage Parkinson’s disease – or juvenile-onset Parkinson’s disease, as it’s also called – is diagnosed in people younger than 50. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation website. Although many of the symptoms of early-stage Parkinson’s disease are similar to, or at a certain point the same as, those diagnosed with late-stage Parkinson’s disease. A 2014 study published in Parkinsonism & Related Disorders found that symptoms other than tremors are more common in the early form of the disease. Still, it’s entirely possible that tremor and other symptoms more commonly associated with Parkinson’s disease also occur at a young age.

There are a number of additional symptoms that are not as well known as tremor. It’s important to know about if you are concerned about early-onset Parkinson’s disease. And if the disease runs in your family, you’re more likely to develop symptoms (and receive a diagnosis) at a younger age, according to the Parkinsonism & Related Disorders study mentioned above. If you notice that some of these things sound familiar. Especially if you have a family history of Parkinson’s, you should discuss the issue with your doctor. It certainly doesn’t mean you’ll get a diagnosis for sure. But knowing what you’re dealing with can help you figure out the best way to move forward.

1 Loss of the sense of smell

Loss (or decline) of the sense of smell is one of the first signs of Parkinson’s disease. It can occur at a younger age, according to a post on the Parkinson’s Foundation website. If you notice your sense of smell waning, but don’t notice it coming back after a few days or even a week (as it would if you were sick), that could be a very subtle warning sign of early onset Parkinson’s.

2 Constipation

There are a number of reasons that could be responsible for why you’re so constipated. But if you have constipation in conjunction with other possible early Parkinson’s symptoms, you should pay attention. Healthline noted that constipation is a sign of the early form of the disease.

3 Muscle stiffness

Everyday Health reports that sometimes muscle stiffness or tightness can be an early warning sign of Parkinson’s. This is less likely when you are young than when you are older. Regardless it is not uncommon for people with an early form of Parkinson’s to experience these types of symptoms as well.

4 Sleep problems

Of course, there are many different reasons why you may be suffering from sleep problems. From your nighttime habits to caffeine consumption, stress, and more. One of the things you may not have considered is that it could also be a sign of early-onset Parkinson’s disease. As the Parkinson’s Foundation article mentioned earlier notes.

5 Depression

Depression can certainly be associated with a number of different conditions. You may not realize that one of them is Parkinson’s disease. Especially if you don’t have much experience with the condition. Medical News Today cited depression as another non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease and the early-onset form of the disease.

6 A very quiet voice

The Everyday Health article mentioned earlier points out that a very soft voice can be another warning sign of Parkinson’s disease. The medical term is hypophonia. If you don’t notice that you’re struggling with it until others say something about it, it could definitely be a sign that you need to talk to your doctor. As Everyday Health reports that many people with Parkinson’s don’t realize they’re speaking so softly.

7 Tiredness

If you notice that you are much more tired than usual, it may be something serious. The Healthline article mentioned earlier points out that fatigue can be a sign of early-onset Parkinson’s disease. If you have multiple symptoms, it may be important to put it all together with your doctor. Again, it doesn’t mean you have the disease. But if you do have early onset Parkinson’s, it is important to work with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment.

REMEDIC PILL BOX WITH ERGONOMIC WATER GLASS

For many people part of their daily routine is taking medication, whether it be supplements or prescription pills. Remedic Home Care Pill Dispenser is a combination product which functions as an ergonomic water glass and pill box.

The pill box at the top features a large lever with tilting lid for easy opening, even with arthritic hands , and transparent cover which helps to easily identify the medication inside. The glass at the bottom has scale markings to measure out water, as some medications may not work properly or can cause throat irritation if not taken with enough water. This makes it one of the best pill dispensers for elderly and patients with dexterity problems.

The ergonomic shaped glass and easy handling pill container allows also patients  to take their medication independently  even if they have limited dexterity or arthritic hands.  Medication or supplements can be well organized and prepared in advance. On the lid there is space to put a label with the patient’s name. Both the cup and the pill box can be cleaned in the dish washer making it a sustainable solution and helps to avoid disposable products.

Find more Information about the Remedic Pill Box With Ergonomic Water Glass here: https://remedic.co/product/ergonomic-medication-cup-with-pill-box-for-medicine-and-supplements/

Order your Remedic Pill Box With Ergonomic Water Glass here: https://www.amazon.com/Remedic-Glass-Combination-Container-Transparent/dp/B08C53KMN2

 

We hope you liked our Blogpost about “How To Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease At An Early Stage”. Visit our blog regularly to never miss a post on Home and Medical Care. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Source:

https://www.romper.com/p/7-warning-signs-of-early-onset-parkinsons-disease-you-need-to-know-9163871

https://henpicked.net/11-ways-to-live-a-happy-and-fuller-life-after-middle-age/

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15 May 2021

Reduce Your Risk Of Falling At Home

Reduce Your Risk Of Falling At Home

Reduce Your Risk Of Falling At Home. While one in three people over the age of 65 falls, often resulting in life-changing injuries, falls can happen to anyone.

In this blogpost “Reduce Your Risk Of Falling At Home” we will give you a fall prevention checklist – room by room:

Bedroom

  • First of all, keep a light, a lamp, light switch or night light near to your bed
  • Further sit down and get dressed
  • Keep loose items off the floor

Stairs and hallways

  • Firstly add handrails on both sides of the stairs
  • Secondly, install anti-slip strips on each stair
  • In addition, install night lights along the route from the bedroom to the bathroom

Bathroom

Kitchen

  • Move things so they’re within easy reach
  • Use dining chairs that have armrests and no wheels
  • Don’t clean with a high-gloss wax floor protector

Living room

  • First of all move cords and other objects out of walkways
  • Further, use a cushion or a seat riser if your chair is too low to easily stand from
  • Keep frequently used items within reach
  • Lastly, remove throw rugs

Utilities

Remedic Long Handle Doorstopper Wedge

Easy to use – this item should be in every elderly household as it plays an important role in fall prevention.

The Remedic Telescopic Doorstopper Wedge is designed for people with limited movement and flexibility. It features a doorstop with an extendable telescopic handle, which measures 90cm/36inches in length. It avoids the need to bend down, which reduces your risk of falling. The long handle provides fall protection by eliminating the need to bend down to the floor to pick up the door wedge.  It helps you to control the draught and can be used as a door wedge to keep doors inside the house securely open and from slamming shut.  The Remedic Telescopic Doorstopper Wedge can also be used to keep exterior doors partially closed for added security when opening the door.

Order your Remedic Long Handle Doorstopper Wedge here: https://www.amazon.com/Remedic-Telescopic-extendable-Movement-Flexibility/dp/B08B63QWK3

For more information about the Doorstopper, click the following link: https://remedic.co/product/remedic-long-handle-door-stopper-wedge-telescopic-door-stop/

 

In addition, you will find many other products in our product portfolio, which should not be missing in any senior household and certain accidents can be prevented. Most importantly, please feel free to contact us at any time and we will be happy to help you with your needs and provide you with the best products.

 

Sources:

https://www.good-sam.com/resources/reduce-risk-of-falling

https://www.neofect.com/us/blog/fall-prevention-techniques-for-stroke-survivors

 

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13 May 2021

NATIONAL NURSES WEEK 2021

NATIONAL NURSES WEEK 2021

This week the focus is on nurses. In the following blog post, we summarize what it’s all about. When is Nurses’ Week? What can you do to celebrate Nurses’ Week? The history of Nurses’ Week. What is Nurses Week?

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