Living with diabetes as you get older can be a bit more challenging, but it can still be managed effectively. With age comes an increased risk for specific complications that require close care to properly treat the symptoms. Screening for diabetes complications in older adults is individualized to avoid complications that would otherwise lead to functional impairment. Older adults who are functional and cognitively intact can receive the same diabetes care as younger adults to manage the symptoms of diabetes.
Blood pressure is determined the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to the blood flow in your arteries. High blood pressure is a common condition where the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems. Those with high blood pressure are at a higher risk for heart failure, stroke, chronic kidney disease and damage to the arteries which can cause a heart attack. It's no different for those reaching their senior years. For many, lifestyle changes such as improved diet and exercise have been effective at treating high blood pressure. If medication is required to help treat high blood pressure it should always be under the guidance of your doctor.
Treatment of dementia depends on its cause. When dementia is caused by medical conditions it can be treated to restore some or all mental function. Most types of dementia can't be cured, but there are ways to manage your symptoms. Care may include:
If you or someone you love is suffering from the effects of dementia contact the offices today to find out what treatment plans may be available for you.
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