A lot of medicine is prescribed in the care industry, of which many are antimicrobials – special medicines that kill microorganisms or stop their growth. As we get older, we often rely on these types of medicine to fend off illnesses and infections our body may not be able to
Dementia can cause many problems for those affected, and one area that often causes issues is a decrease in sensory stimulation. This can affect all five of the senses and can leave those afflicted with an inability to recall past memories, as well as difficulties in communicating and focusing on
To satisfy the thirst for knowledge about the conditions and process of aging and what it means to someone who is considered an elderly, I interviewed a man who was approaching his seventy-fifth birthday in August. To maintain privacy and respect for the man, I will refer to him as
Most of us take listening to music for granted. We have access practically whenever we want, through our computers, radios and phones, music is only a touch away. But for elderly people, particularly those faced with dementia, music is but a luxury rarely afforded. At a time when music and
The specific type of dementia therapy, known as goal oriented therapy, has over the past few months been looked into by researchers located in England. This week, the results of their work were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, where they state goal oriented therapy can substantially help people
A new book that aims to give an in-depth look and insight into the home care sector has revealed a workforce that often feels underappreciated and undervalued. The book, which is largely based on interviews with home care staff workers, was put together by socio-legal researcher and author Lydia Hayes.