Disabilities in Old Age: How to Deal with them

lady in wheelchairThis is a guest post by  Lindsey McMahon.

If you are a senior citizen with a disability, you probably struggle on a daily basis. Having a disability can be hard for any person, but for the elderly, the pain can be even more severe. However, giving up is not the answer. There are always options and there are different ways to deal with the stress and uncomfortable feelings. Continue reading “Disabilities in Old Age: How to Deal with them”

When Should Medication Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

mental illnessThis is a guest post by Peter James.

Medication is highly useful in a large range of scenarios and for the most part it’s a no brainer deciding when someone could benefit from it. If someone is suffering from any kind of illness and the medication can help without causing too many side effects then pharmaceuticals provide a good answer. Usually these side effects are easy to spot and manageable – if someone has a rash then it’s clear to see and easy to treat. Continue reading “When Should Medication Be Used To Treat Mental Illness”

Tips to Caring for One Who Suffers from Crohn’s Disease

This is a guest post by Martha June Whitman.

Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease of the gastrointestinal tract. This condition can be a particularly difficult one to manage as common symptoms include chronic diarrhea, fever, weight loss, gallstones, and inflammation of the eyes or mouth. Continue reading “Tips to Caring for One Who Suffers from Crohn’s Disease”

Mesothelioma And Asbestosis Sufferers Have A Further Setback

the bill has passedAs if it were not enough that those exposed to asbestos in their working lives can develop mesothelioma or asbestosis, the House Judiciary Committee of the US Congress has passed a bill last month that would make it harder for plaintiffs injured by asbestos to get fair compensation, as reported by the New York Times. Continue reading “Mesothelioma And Asbestosis Sufferers Have A Further Setback”

How Respite Home Care Can Help Everyone Involved In The Care Process

respite care worker

This is a guest post by Louisa Jenkins.

Many people acting as the carer for their vulnerable friend or relative go to great lengths to take care of them while at the same time forgetting something quite fundamental – their own wellbeing. Continue reading “How Respite Home Care Can Help Everyone Involved In The Care Process”

Early Onset, Late Onset And Hereditary Alzheimer’s

caring for an altzheimers patient

This is a guest post by Janet McArthur.

Alzheimer’s dementia is a debilitating condition from which currently 5.2 million Americans suffer. It is a degenerative illness and once it develops its progress cannot be stopped. There has been much research carried out in the recent years, not only to find more effective treatments for Alzheimer’s, but also to understand the genetic links to the condition. Understanding the genetic dimension of the disease can in itself, help pharmaceutical companies develop more effective treatments than the ones which currently exist. Continue reading “Early Onset, Late Onset And Hereditary Alzheimer’s”

Did You Get Your Flu Shot

getting a flu shot

Dr. Jesse Goodman, chief scientist at the FDA, emphasizes the importance of getting that flu shot and even now it isn’t too late.

He noted that this season’s flu presented several challenges, and access to vaccines is as important as ever. Continue reading “Did You Get Your Flu Shot”

Get Your Medication Online, But Be Careful

pills

This is a guest post by Michelle Winters.

Purchasing your prescription medicine online is great for most people: it’s easy, it’s often cheaper than going to the local pharmacy, and your medication gets shipped directly to your door. For most people who need regularly-filled prescriptions, online pharmacies can get the prescription annually and send the medication out at regular intervals, meaning you only need to go to the site and order their prescription once a year. Continue reading “Get Your Medication Online, But Be Careful”

What to Do if Your Loved One is Terminally Ill

flower bouquet

This is a guest post by Simon Fletcher.

Caring for a dying loved one is a physically and emotionally draining experience that can seriously impact the physical and mental well-being of the carer. It is essential for anyone unfortunate enough to find themselves in this position that they welcome on-board as much help and advice as possible when having to get through this incredibly difficult period. Continue reading “What to Do if Your Loved One is Terminally Ill”