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Managing life at home is an important part of stroke recovery

February 19, 2013


Managing care at home is critical for stroke recovery.  For example, forty percent (40%) of stroke survivors suffer serious falls within a year after their strokes. The National Stroke Association says that “rehabilitation is a lifetime commitment and an important part of recovering from a stroke.  Through rehabilitation, you relearn basic skills such as talking, eating, dressing and walking.  Rehabilitation can […]

Game play for seniors – how technology changes in-home care and fitness

February 18, 2013


Technology has been both a blessing and curse. Technology gave us cell phones, but in doing so, technology also took away our ability to remember phone numbers. Technology gave us the Internet, but at the expense of good old fashioned face-to-face interaction. I can’t find many things to not like about the new gaming consoles […]

Dementia diagnosis, how to uphold the dignity of the patient. | downtown-houston

January 13, 2013


Anyone who has had a serious medical condition knows that getting medical care can seem dehumanizing.  According to Webster’s dictionary dignity is defined as “the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect”. It is important that members of the medical community, caregivers and family members work to uphold the dignity of the person with […]

Protect those around you with good respiratory etiquette

January 7, 2013


January is often the peak time for the flu season in Texas, and it’s not too late to get a flu shot and take other common sense steps to protect yourself from illness. Flu is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, releasing the contagious virus into the air. People with flu can transmit […]

Aging well can require team work | downtown-houston

December 21, 2012


If you have ever seen the movie ”Monty Python and the Holy Grail” you will remember the scene where the Black Knight is trying prevent the hero from proceeding across a bridge and continues to fight through horrific injuries stating, “it’s just a flesh wound.” King Arthur: [after Arthur’s cut off both of the Black […]

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU; what to expect from Hospice | downtown-houston

December 20, 2012


The word “hospice” comes from the Latin word hospes: meaning to host a guest or stranger.  The modern hospice movement traces back to 1967 when Dame Cicely Saunders started St Christopher’s Hospice in England. We don’t like to dwell on the fact that we are all mortal but, in fact, we and our loved ones […]

Hospital leaders, clinicians misjudge care quality

September 6, 2012


Like us on Facebook. We can help you stay out of the hospital – see below. Amid calls to improve care, a new study suggests physicians and nurses may give themselves higher marks than they deserve for care quality for hospital patients prior to a serious complication, Reuters Health reported. After examining 47 patient records, Dutch […]

Delirium increases the risk of developing new dementia 8-fold in older patients

August 12, 2012


Delirium also found to worsen severity in those already diagnosed with dementia and increase the pace of cognitive decline Older people who have experienced episodes of delirium are significantly more likely to develop dementia, according to new research. The study is published in the journal Brain today, Thursday, 09August. When in hospital, older people sometimes […]

Inquiring Minds Want to Know … Questions Patients Should Always Ask | Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury Lawyers – JDSupra

August 6, 2012


1. What’s the likelihood it will help me? For many treatments, this answer is known, but that doesn’t mean your doctor will know it. Not every question has been studied, but if it has, the doctor should know. Ask specifically where his or her answer comes from. If it’s from a study, ask if you […]

Do you ask yourself “how can I ever get through this?” Part 3, fear and worry. | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 5, 2012


The stress on a family caregiver can be immense and the tendency can be to focus on getting the job done and not take the time to examine the feelings and frustrations we feel.  As we focus on the job at hand we can begin to feel loneliness, boredom, fear and worry and a loss […]