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Choosing Walking Aid

    Introduction Human body is made to move. Mobility is vital part of our daily lives. Moving improves ability to perform daily activities and thus improves quality of life. Walking can become a problem as people aged by means of disabilities preventing the person from using the limbs, reduced …

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Prevention of Falls

Introduction The major strategies to prevent falls in the elderly are reducing the risk-factors leading to falls. Most falls among older persons are associated with identifiable and modifiable risk-factors. It is also known that risk is greatly increased for those with multiple risk-factors. Promoting Healthy lifestyle – Healthy ageing Elderly …

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Death and Dying in Elderly

Currently elderly people may have different trajectories of death and dying because of the wonders of medical sciences, which have helped prolonged human life and postponing death. These modern ways of manipulating life have blurred the boundary between life and death, making prognostication of death in the elderly very difficult and complicated.

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Acute Pain

Introduction The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defined pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. Acute Pain (The following are features of acute pain) Pain that last less than 30 days. Begins …

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Drug-Related Problems in the Elderly

Prescribing for elderly patients presents unique-challenges. Many medications need to be used with special caution because of age-related changes in pharmacokinetics (ie, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) and pharmacodynamics (the physiologic effects of the drug).

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Techniques of Relaxation

Deep Breathing This is the most basic technique. Breath in and out deeply. Can be done anywhere and any time. Try to practice for a few minutes 3 to 4 times daily and whenever you feel tense. (More info on procedure) Imagery It is about building pictures in the mind. …

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