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Giving care to people who are dying and who also have early or mid stage Alzheimer's is easier if you are aware of a number of difficulties that cognitive impairment has on their experience and behavior. Alzheimer's does not make death any easier or more difficult for caregivers. As your loved one enters the last weeks and days of their life there is a lot to contend with. Sorrow, anticipatory bereavement and sometimes pleasure when an interaction/time spent remind you of the loss to come. I have put together some information that has been helpful to me that may be useful to you.
As well as being a symptom of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, confusion is also a symptom of physical conditions such as poor oxygen levels, common for example in heart and lung disease. High levels of chemicals poisonous to the body, for example, high urea and creatinine common in kidney disease and in diseases of the brain such as tumors, may can also cause confusion....
Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be treated either with or without surgery. Although some patients do well without surgery, most patients benefit most with surgery. Patients seem to get good short-term results from ACL surgery. Few studies have looked at the results five or more years down the line. This study zeroed in on the mid-term results of ACL surgery in patients who showed no damage in their knee meniscus. The meniscus is a protective pad between the thighbone (femur) and the shinbone (tibia). It is sometimes referred to as "knee cartilage." Doctors performed this surgery using tissue from a hamstring muscle called the semitendinosis muscle. A strand of tendon from this muscle was folded twice (quadrupled) to form a strong replacement for the injured ACL. Twenty patients were examined five to seven years after surgery. Most of the patients were male. Their average age at the time of surgery was 31. About half of them had surgery within two months of initial i...
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