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SIDE EFFECTS OF SOME MEDICATIONS
If you notice side effects, make a doctor appointment as soon as you can. In some medications, side effects can be dangerous if left unchecked.
Always read the medication checklist when you receive new medication. Ask the doctor or pharmacist if you have questions or show signs of any side effect.
DON'T STOP A MEDICATION WITHOUT YOUR DOCTOR'S APPROVAL
Always check with your doctor before starting or stopping a medication. Why?
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ALZHEIMERs begins with memory loss. confusion, poor judgement and short attention span. So are a few other medical conditions, including brain tumors.
Anyone can have some memory loss or confusion. Stress can even cause some of the same basic beginner symptoms.
As Alzheimers progress, new symptoms such as repetitive statements or movement, occasional muscle twitches, delusions, auspiciousness or paranoia, irritability, hallucinations, undressing at inappropriate times or places, or the use of vulgar language when that person hasn't before used that language.
Again, these symptoms can indicate several health conditions and require a proper diagnosis.
See a doctor if you are experiencing any symptoms that are new and involve any of the above for
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS is a disease that affects the joints and surrounding tissues. It can cause damage to the joints.
Pain and swelling need to be controlled to keep this condition from requiring the patient to have surgery with joint replacements or straightening.
There are numerous medications available to control RA. They are expensive. If your insurance carrier does not allow coverage, there are programs through Abbott Labs and other Pharmaceutical Companies that will provide the medication for a small fee.
These medications control the condition allowing the patient to live more comfortably and usually stop or slow the damage to the joints and tissues.
Find out more about RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
Shingles is more common in over 60 year old seniors or a person with a compromised immune system.
It is a painful, and sometimes very serous condition that needs to be addressed by a doctor for quality senior health.
Some medications can cause a compromised immune system. If you have any signs of the conditions, get an examination for the vaccine and medication.
Learn more about risks factors, medications, and the vaccine at SHINGLES
Many seniors need assistance for their medical care. Most do not want to go to a nursing home and prefer to live at home, if they could get some assistance.
Home health care aides, known as caregivers come into the person's home and hep with chores, shopping, toileting and bathing. These are trained medical nursing aides.
Find out more about staying at home with the assistance of SENIOR HEALTH CAREGIVERS