As the elders gets older, their disability becomes more serious. However, too much care may aggravate the incapacitation.
Physical weakness, treatment and drug effects reduce salivary secretion and make it sticky.
Poor nutrition or tumor compression leads to poor circulation in the lower extremities and decreased renal function, which results in lower extremity edema. If you press your finger to the skin and it leaves a dimple that doesn't go away after a few seconds, you have what's called lower extremity edema.
Due to physical weakness, tumor obstruction (compression of the gastrointestinal tract) or nerve compression (esophageal dysphagia), chemicals released by the tumors themselves at the advanced stages lead to deterioration of gastrointestinal digestive function, and deterioration of muscular functions in the mouth, tongue and esophagus, resulting in loss of appetite or dysphagia.
Avoid spine deformity by adjust the body postures at rest. For example, lie flat on the firm mattress without using a pillow to prevent spines from bending forward.
Make it clearly to patients that Parkinson’s Disease is not a shameful disease. This will reduce the uneasiness for the patients.
The early symptoms of dementia vary in individuals, but usually start with deterioration of short term memory and being forgetful.
The symptoms of dysautonomia include sleep disorder, palpitation, dizziness, headache, sore on neck or shoulders, fatigue, loss of appetite, melancholy, and restlessness.
Many patients, between ages 30 and 50 years old, suffer from long-term soreness and pain in the neck, numbness in the arms and fingers or stiff neck. Such condition has had impacts on the individuals, family, and workplaces. In general, diseases related to the neck may cause similar soreness and pain locally, even leading to radiated pain to the upper limbs and head.