Providing Medical Care For Your Aged Parents

Everyone ages; it is not a process that can be stopped by the wealthiest or the purest in heart. When one is little, the parents will love them and take care of them with no remorse. This must be repeated when the parents are older and keep forgetting things as well. 

Getting old

The biological process of getting old is still under medical research. As of now, one of the accepted theories are that cells have “dying” written to their code, sort of a self-destructive mechanism; and with time, the cells die one by one and the process makes the whole body die, making a person not existing any more. Whatever the religions say about dying – let alone going to heaven or hell –this biological process of getting old, makes more problems. When cells of the brain are starting to die, you lose the ability to perform vital actions such as memory and motor functions. Motor functions are of two sorts, fine and gross. Gross motor functions are the ability to move arms and legs. It is not easy to take care of a person who has lost physical ability to move, but it is even harder when they lose memory. Auckland better dementia care facilities oversees many patients with onset of Alzheimer’s which is an acute state of dementia and it requires much practice and patience.

How can you prevent it?

A very recent study has found out that a bacteria which is responsible for gum diseases is also the cause for Alzheimer’s disease. This research has taken the world by surprise, however it is still in the testing stages and there are more to come with those results. Apart from that, an exact reason for Alzheimer’s hasn’t been found, although the cell dying theory seems plausible. The World Health Organization itself advises to keep your brain healthy to prevent having memory losses which leads to above ailments. What you can do is to reduce intake of unhealthy food, exercise more, stop or minimize smoking and intake of alcohol and keep the sugar level, blood pressure and most importantly cholesterol levels low with a balanced, green diet.

Protect your parents

One must always be with a patient of memory loss. There are many sad stories where patients with this defect leaving their houses and are unable to find their way back due to not remembering where they came from and so on. There are many national services where you can report such persons; if you feel you cannot take care of a parent or elderly relative at home, you can consider a home for them, however Auckland home care for these type of patients is available where you can keep them closer to you.

Today there are more fast food restaurants than ever and people are in a hurry than they ever were. But one must stop to think what a rushed today will mean for tomorrow.

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