Category Archives: Hold The Age

BENEFITS OF HIRING IN-HOME CARE FOR AN OLDER ADULT

Benefits of Hiring In-Home Care for an Older Adult Michele Teter  When a loved one is still living at home but struggling with the effects of getting older and losing their independence, hiring in-home care can be a great solution. Professional caregivers provide seniors with physical assistance, as well as help with the emotional and […]

LIVING IN DENIAL

Living in Denial Happy Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating today, enjoy the moments and have fun through the holidays. As it is a celebration holiday, I want to assume most people are with families either parents, grandparents or siblings and in a relaxed atmosphere where discussions can flow unhindered. This celebration period can serve as […]

FALLS IN THE ELDERLY

Falls in the Elderly By Laurence Z. Rubenstein, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine; Professor Emeritus of Medicine/Geriatrics, University of California, Los Angeles   Most falls occur when people with a physical condition that impairs mobility or balance encounter an environmental hazard. Although many people have no symptoms before […]

BE A FRIEND TO AN OLDER PERSON

I started composing my article on befriending an older adult a few days back due to an experience I had a couple of weeks back. However, a practical occurrence that passes for a solution presented itself today when ten members of the youth group in the church visited my 87-year-old father at home.   BE A […]

TALK TO SOMEONE- DO IT INTENTIONALLY

Talk to someone – Do it intentionally On the surface, everything seems alright, but most people are battling one mental illness, or the other and mental depression is one of such illness that is easily not detected owing to the cheerful aura people going through it portray. Depression knows no status, age, gender or religion. […]

How to Stop Engaging in Unhealthy Behaviours to Relieve Stress

How to Stop Engaging in Unhealthy Behaviours to Relieve Stress Marlo Sollitto   |   Updated May 25, 2018 Stress manifests itself in many ways, including physical and emotional symptoms like irritability, headaches, anxiety, fatigue and muscle tension. However, stress can also spur us to engage in negative behaviors like overeating, withdrawing from social activities and drinking alcohol. We know […]

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED)

Today, we will continue with health-related problems that affect older adults and the focus is on the adult male. Erectile dysfunction can affect anyone irrespective of age and here is an easy to read article on the topic. Erectile Dysfunction and Your Age: Is It Inevitable? Is erectile dysfunction inevitable? Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an […]

MUSINGS – HOSPITAL CHRONICLES 1

Hospital Chronicles 1 Dear patients, Please kindly, wear comfortable clothing and footwear to the hospital. Try as much as possible to keep to time to see your GP. Also, mind your business and face the predicament that brought you to the hospital. DO NOT make any suggestions or relay experiences of ill health or death […]

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse #WEAAD Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 1 in 6 older adults have been abused in the past year. Recognize the different forms of elder abuse. I will like to discuss 2 types of abuse prevalent in Nigeria today – Financial exploitation and abandonment. Pension Officer: Hello, good morning  Grandma: Good morning, […]