Alzheimer's disease is becoming more and more common among elderly people. In fact, about 5.1 million people over the age of 65 suffer from this condition, according to the Alzheimer's Association. If your family member was diagnosed with this disease, there are things you can do to make his life easier. Here is some helpful advice on how to care for a loved one with Alzheimer's. Be Flexible Because your family member's cognitive abilities will decline as the disease progresses, you should try to be as flexible as possible.
- If a person's face has been severely damaged by some sort of trauma or illness, there's a good chance that he or she does not have enough of his or her own tissue left to reconstruct all of the components of his or her face. This can be a problem because it makes reconstructive surgery to restore these features very difficult. One way to get around this difficulty is to have the patient undergo a facial transplant.
- The vast majority of women in America will experience a urinary tract infection at some point in their life. This type of infection occurs when bacteria enters the urethra and begins to grow. Sometimes, the infection spreads to the kidneys or bladder. Symptoms The most prominent symptom associated with urinary tract infections is painful urination. It will hurt to pee, and you may even develop a fever. Additionally, urinary tract infections commonly come alongside yeast infections and other issues.
- There are a lot of reasons why it's not a good idea to put a baby to bed with a bottle. A baby can get accidentally aspirate the liquid into their lungs when they attempt to drink from the bottle while lying flat. Drinking a bottle in the bed also increases the chances that your baby will get an ear infection. It also puts your baby at risk for developing what's known as baby bottle tooth decay.
- Losing a leg is both life changing and emotional. It is normal for you to feel anxious as you start the journey of being fit for a prosthetic leg. After you are fit for your new prosthetic leg, it is almost as if you will take a trip back in time where you must learn how to walk all over again. This is why it is extremely common for you to be referred to a physical therapist who works with you as you learn how to use your new leg.