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If you have a special medical problem such as; heart disease, diabetes, epilepsy or an allergy to any medications, foods etc… It would be smart to wear a “Medical Alert Bracelet.”
In an emergency this emblem would alert paramedics and others to your condition to safeguard against being given a medication, which could harm you or even be fatal.
You can ask your pharmacist about obtaining a medical alert or contact them directly.
Medic Alert Foundation
Turlock, CA. 95380
Alzheimer's Disease is a progressive condition which can disrupt the lives of everyone concerned. Forgetfulness, confusion, wandering, mood swings and even aggressive behavior are common in Alzheimer's. Caretakers should ensure that the person is in a safe place. Wander alerts are very helpful for those who stray. This device is an alarm which is activated when the person leaves the chair or bed, or it can be connected to a doorway. When the person gets too close the alarm is activated.
Please check the Alzheimers Association for helpful advise on this condition as they have the latest information on new medication and treatment.They can be reached at www.alz.org.
One of the best things you can do for your health is to take Omega 3 supplements. The American diet is too high in saturated fats deaths from heart disease are epidemic here. By adding good fatty acids to your diet, you can ensure that your overall health especially your heart health is improved. Adding Omega 3 fish oils to your diet is very cheap health insurance. Be certain that your are using the very best Omega 3 oils. My recommendation is See Yourself Well brand as they are the best. These oils are ultra purified and pharmaceutical grade. Please call OceanSource, Inc for your oils. (904) 200-5927 to order.
Dementia is not necessarily Alzheimer's disease, although it could be a warning sign of the possible first stages of the disease.
Dementia can be caused by the loss of cognitive, or intellectual responses. It can also be related to drug therapy, depression, thyroid, or in some cases, a side effect from chemotherapy or radiation.
I recommend seeking professional medical attention for dementia. Speak with the elderly person's doctor, immediately!
Cataracts develop in some people as part of the aging process. Cataracts are a jelly like substance that can create vision problems, by causing a "cloudiness" of the vision.
I encourage all senior citizens to get yearly eye exams by an optician.
Cataracts can require surgery. If ignored, serious problems with the eyes can occur, especially if the person has Diabetes.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|