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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....
Alternative Names Pain - breast; Mastalgia; Mastodynia; Breast tenderness Home Care If you have painful breasts, the following may help: Take medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen Use heat or ice on the breast Wear a well-fitting bra that supports your breasts Although some women believe that reducing the amount of fat, caffeine, or chocolate in their diet helps with their symptoms, there is no good evidence that this helps. Vitamine E, thiamine, magnesium, and evening primrose oil are not harmful, but in most studies they have not shown any benefit. Before taking any medication or supplement, be sure to talk with your health care provider. Certain birth control pills may help relieve breast pain. Ask your health care provider if this therapy is right for you. Call your health care provider if Call your health care provider if you have: Bloody or clear discharge from your nipple Given birth within the last week and your breasts are swollen or hard Noticed a new lump with the pain that does...
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