Posts by Brookhaven Staff

Senior Health Tips for Avoiding Nausea

There are many senior health tips for avoiding nausea. One possible reason is that there are also many different causes for nausea. Nausea can be caused by body-centered reasons, medication-related reasons or environmental reasons. Seniors would rather avoid nausea.  When the body lets someone know that it wants to throw up the contents of the…

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Massage for Dementia Patients – How it Can Help

Patients with dementia are usually required to take medications to manage their symptoms. Massage for dementia patients can be seen as a non-pharmacological response to dementia symptoms.   Patients with dementia could be helped with massage in the following areas: Anxiety symptoms Depression Agitation Cognitive impairment   A study examined whether massage, reflexology, shiatsu and…

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Saving Lives with Medical Aerial Drones

Technology is advancing continuously. It is adapting to fit in with our lifestyle today! For seniors living in remote rural areas, or on large private estates, there is news. Officials in the County of Renfrew in Canada have been planning on how to go about saving lives with medical aerial drones.   Canadian Paramedic Chief…

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Best Toothbrush for Seniors – Graceful Brushing

What is the best toothbrush for seniors? Is it a toothbrush with a good grip? The old-fashioned manual type? The electric type? Does the way the toothbrush looks, matter to how often we brush our teeth? Well, we might be influenced by how a toothbrush looks. These days you can get toothbrushes in such great…

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Physical Therapy and Wound Care for Seniors

Is there a reason to look towards physical therapy and wound care for seniors?   What is the connection between physical therapy and wound care?   It may come a news to some, but seniors with acute or chronic wounds can be referred to physical therapy, for helping the wounds to heal better and faster.…

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Diabetes Care for a Senior with Cognitive Impairment

Generally when an adult patient is diagnosed with diabetes, the patient is included in their own care team. When a senior patient has diabetes, the diabetic management plan can become more complicated. Sometimes, special help is needed for the senior diabetic patient. This is especially so if a senior patient has cognitive impairment. Diabetes is…

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Sleep Solutions for a Patient in a Rehab Center

The greatest advantage of post-acute rehabilitation in a great rehab center is the top-notch medical care provided. That being said, a resident who is staying in the rehab center for a number of days or weeks might have a sleep-challenge. The patient is not in their own home, the environment is different. It takes most…

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