Tag: Infections

Articles about managing infections in the terminally ill including the challenges facing the patient, caregivers, family, and hospice.

Managing Infections in the Geriatric Population

elderly patient blowing her nose with medications nearby
Infections remain a significant contributor to mortality among older adults, even with advancements in antibiotic treatments. Managing infections in this population poses unique challenges, necessitating early detection and treatment due to the increased risk of morbidity and mortality. In this article, we will delve into common infections in geriatric patients, encompassing early, middle, and late-stage symptoms, preventive measures, and prevalent treatment approaches, particularly for patients facing a terminal illness prognosis of six months or less.
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Caring for a Loved One with a History of Diverticulitis

Caring for a loved one with a history of diverticulitis requires a combination of preventive measures, early detection of warning signs, and understanding the common signs and symptoms of this condition. Your role as a caregiver is crucial in providing support and assistance to ensure their well-being. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore essential aspects of caring for someone with diverticulitis, including prevention, early warning signs, and treatment options.
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Detecting Infections in Terminally Ill Geriatric Patients with Dementia

One of the most important roles is to detect and manage infections in terminally ill geriatric patients with dementia. These patients are often at higher risk for infections due to their weakened immune systems, underlying health conditions, and limited mobility. Detecting infections in these patients can be challenging due to their limited communication abilities and other cognitive and physical impairments. However, early detection and management of infections can significantly improve the patient’s quality of life and potentially prolong their life.
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