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03 Nov 2022 Elderly Care
Low levels of sodium in the elderly
While we often hear about the dangers of having too high an amount of salt within your diet and how increased sodium in your body can damage your health, for older people, the opposite can also be the case. We explore the causes, symptoms and treatments for low levels of sodium in the elderly.
18 Oct 2022 Elderly Care
Heart Failure - Signs, Symptoms & Causes
Heart failure is a growing problem in the UK, partly due to lifestyle changes but also due to other issues such as the pandemic which has seen both delays in diagnosis, but also complications from heart disease. As with any medical worries, it pays to act quickly, and treatment can make the world of difference to your recovery and quality of life. With this in mind, we explore the signs, symptoms and treatments for heart failure.
13 Sept 2022 Elderly Care
Dehydration in the Elderly
Older people are more vulnerable to becoming dehydrated for a variety of reasons, ranging from our bodies changing as we age to environmental and psychological factors. We discuss the causes and signs of dehydration, alongside treatment and prevention.