What you need to know when taking care of your aged people

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    Old age and Challenges

    After a lifelong of hard work and labour, there will be a gradual depletion of energy and tensile strength of organs, tissues, and systems. It would become increasingly difficult to do so many activities as one of the challenges for the aged.

    Age and lifestyle

    These two factors decide how geriatric will be able to cope with old age. The food you take often; your delicacies and the activities you engage in show how you will feel as years roll by.

    The common geriatric diseases
    What you can do?
    1. Get them a personal Doctor, Pharmacist, and Nurse. This is very essential as a specialist becomes conversant with her history and treatment be easily initiated successfully. A good knowledge of the aged history will also prevent polypharmacy and lifestyle change could also be easily adjusted.
    2. Encourage them to always use their medications and supplements. Compliance with medications helps the aged recover faster from any ailment. This also prevents abrupt stoppage of some particular medications; such as Antihypertensive drugs because stopping can lead to therapeutic failure making high blood pressure worse.
    3. Advice to always stay on natural foods. Fruits and vegetables help to prolong life and give strength to weak organs in the body. Blood formation is also guaranteed from natural meals like honey, mango, banana, and onion.
    4. Encourage light aerobic exercise. For the aged exercise when appropriate helps in vasodilation through the veins and stretches the bones and muscle to avoid stiffness.
    5. Teach them to avoid the following meals. Salty meals, sugary foods, red meat, fats and oils, and food microwaved in plastics.
    6. Beneficial activities. Keep the aged busy with activities like reading (if possible), listening to old Jamz and other programs on the radio, watch television and play their favourite games. Activities like these help to refresh their mind; prevent anxiety and depression as well. It also helps to improve mental functions such as in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.
    7. Be careful in giving them any bad news. These could suddenly produce a negative impact on their health status causing them to fall down with series of ailments.
    Supplements for elderly people

    Ginkgo Biloba, Fish oil, folic acids, Encephabol, Ferrous sulfate, Calcium, Chromium, and Lecithin. Also, consult your closest Pharmacist…

    We love our elders, they gave their best to make life easy for us today…Vetbest Health Network Cares.

    REFERENCES

    Vetbest Health Network

    www.vbhealth.com.ng

     

     

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