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I’ve already been diagnosed with hearing loss. What should I do now?
How long is it safe to be exposed to loud sounds without the risk of damaging my hearing?
Is there an alternative to catheterization for urinary retention?
My father is 94 years of age living in his home in New York State. Two weeks ago he had a Foley catheter placed due to strictures in his urethra. He drinks some water but not enough. This morning his balance was so poor that he was unable to get out of bed without help. I feel that he is severely dehydrated. Should we get him medical attention? Is the catheter causing dehydration?
My grandmother is 77 and has dementia. I take care of her 5 days a week. My question is why can't my grandmother tell the difference between something feeling cool and something being wet? I will hand her a pair of panties or a jacket that feel cool to the touch and she thinks it's soaking wet. Is this normal?
My stepmom is thinking about doing a few overnight stays with my dad who is getting ready to be moved to assisted living. My dad has dementia and I'm concerned that if these overnight stays have to be stopped it will confuse him even more. Is it best she not even start any overnight stays?
My father has been diagnosed with dementia and Parkinson's. He does not take medication for neither because he has angina and was told by the doctor that they cannot prescribe anything. Surely this is wrong. If only something to stop my father from shaking would he be able to carry out some day-to-day tasks.
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