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DENTAL

Treat Gum Disease In Your Participants Early Prevent Big Potential Problems

The early warning signs of gum disease can be painless. However, if gum disease is not diagnosed and treated in time, it can lead to receding gums, bone damage, loss of teeth, and can increase the risk of other health …

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Tooth Extractions

Why does a tooth need to be extracted? If a tooth is cracked, split or fractured it will not heal, unlike a broken bone which will heal. What commonly causes a tooth to crack, split or fracture? Some examples may …

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Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a damage that occurs when bacteria in the mouth generate acids in the mouth that eat away at a tooth. This can then lead to a hole in the tooth, which is commonly known as a cavity. …

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AUDIOLOGY

Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Brain Loss

Although the brain naturally becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage is accelerated in older adults with hearing loss, according to a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. The findings add to a growing list …

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Hearing Aids – vs – Assistive Listening Systems

We all generally know about Hearing Aids which can be a tremendous aid both physically and psychologically for certain residents. Assistive Listening Systems, also known as assistive listening devices are less commonly known and yet they can be of considerable …

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Ear Wax: To Remove or Not To Remove

Cerumen (“earwax”) is a naturally-produced secretion that is reported to be a self-cleaning agent produced in the ears to protect, lubricate, and to provide antibacterial properties. It consists of a mixture of water-soluble viscous secretions. Ironically, earwax is actually not …

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VISION

Importance of Glaucoma Testing and Treatment

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. It is the second leading cause of blindness in America. There is no cure for glaucoma. Vision loss from the …

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Why Are Your Residents Falling?

One of the reasons your residents may be falling is because of poor vision. There is a correlation between vision loss and falls. Falls are an alarming health problem and a major cause of injury among the older population. There …

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Importance of Corneal Thickness

Measuring corneal thickness is important because it can conceal an accurate reading of the intraocular (eye) pressure. The intraocular pressure (IOP) is important in determining your risk for glaucoma. This pressure and glaucoma development has been discovered to be linked …

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PODIATRY

Podiatry Care Residents With Diabetes

Podiatry care for individuals with diabetes is one of the most overlooked aspects of diabetes management. Higher levels of blood glucose can damage the nerve endings in many areas of the body and organs, which is why blood glucose control …

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TIPS FOR PROVIDING FOR THE DEMENTIA PATIENT

Why Do Dementia Patients Respond with “Fight or Flight?”

This is the first of three newsletters devoted to presenting methods of working with dementia residents in a potentially more productive manner. All of us know what a tough job you have, and you have our respect. We hope these …

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Why Do Dementia Patients Respond with “Fight or Flight?” #2

This is the second of three newsletters presenting methods of working with dementia residents in a potentially more productive manner. As stated in our earlier newsletter on this subject: Certain parts of our brain protect us by responding immediately to …

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Why Do Dementia Patients Respond with “Fight or Flight?” #3

This is the third and final of three newsletters presenting methods of working with dementia residents in a potentially more productive manner. We have previously listed 9 methods of working with a dementia patient in a more productive manner. 1) …

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