People over the age of 65 have a thinner layer of fat under their skin, making them more susceptible to illness from the cold. Diabetes, peripheral artery disease, and renal disease are all conditions that can impede blood flow and cause the body temperature to drop.
In the United States, approximately 28 percent (14.7 million) of community-dwelling older persons live alone, with older males accounting for 21 percent and older women accounting for 34 percent. The proportion of persons who live alone grows with age (for example, among women under the age of 75, almost 44 percent live alone). How many […]
When I think about this, I immediately think of a famous remark from Mahatma Gandhi, who said, ″The true measure of every society may be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.″ How can we improve the quality and efficiency of elderly care? By focusing on prevention of fragility hip fractures, improved management […]