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Signs Someone with Dementia Has an Ear Infection

Signs Someone with Dementia Has an Ear Infection

Ear infections may not be as common in older adults as they are in children, but they do occasionally occur. They are caused by bacteria or a virus that infects the middle ear. Many times, ear infections happen because of other illnesses, like a cold, that causes the eustachian tubes to swell. The eustachian tubes are narrow tubes that connect the middle ear to the back of the throat. Congestion caused by a cold or other illness can cause the tubes to become blocked, which makes fluid build up in the middle ear. Bacteria or a virus in the fluid is what causes an infection.

What You Should Know About Blood Clots

What You Should Know About Blood Clots

Blood clots are a serious health issue that many people misunderstand, which can cause major risks to a senior’s health and well-being. In your role as a family caregiver it is vital for you to understand this risk and how it could impact your aging parent, as well as yourself, while you are caring for them. Knowing the risks can help you to make meaningful modifications to your daily activities and care routine to reduce the risk of these dangerous medical events.