Do not forget to eat
Malnutrition among older people is a significant public health problem.
In England, 1 in 10 older people are at risk of malnutrition, which can lead to hospitalisation and sadly death in some cases.
Malnutrition costs more than £7.3bln per year, with a greater proportion of this expenditure spent on those aged 65 and over. Awareness and education on malnutrition among the elderly is the crucial factor in tackling the problem.
Growing thinner is so
This column highlights early to mid-stage dementia. There are 3 areas I will focus on: Sundowning, Watching TV and making the bathroom a comfortable place to be in.
Sundowning (Confusion and agitation worsen in the late afternoon and evening, or as the sun goes down) is a psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with some form of dementia. Beginning early evening and continuing throughout the night, as many as 20% of dement
Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common dementia type. But there are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are r