Mom & Dad Nursing Home

Caregiver Stress

Who is a caregiver? You´re a caregiver if you give basic care to a person who has a chronic medical condition. A chronic condition is an illness

Bedsores, Pressure Sores

Bed sores can occur when a person is bedridden, unconscious, unable to sense pain, or immobile. Bed sores are ulcers that occur on areas of the skin

Diabetes mellitus (DM)

Diabetes is a lifelong condition where your body does not produce enough insulin, or your body cannot use the insulin it produces. Your body needs

heart attack

A heart attack is the death of heart muscle due to the complete blockage of a diseased coronary artery due to a blood clot. What causes it? Coronary

Parkinson’s disease

What is Parkinson´s disease? Parkinson´s disease is a disorder of the central nervous system which includes the brain and spinal cord. Parkinson´s

Chronic renal failure (Chronic kidney failure)

Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist. They´re located at the back of your upper abdomen, on either side of your

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease in which the lungs are damaged, making it hard to breathe. In COPD, the airways—the

Hip fractures

Hip fractures (broken hips) are most often caused by a fall in elderly people. It does not have to be a major fall for an elderly person to break a


Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common articular disease worldwide. Prevalence increases with age. Symptoms Pain is the main reason for patients to


Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease in which bones become thinner and more porous, and more prone to fracture. Osteoporotic fractures most commonly

Alzheimer’s disease

What is Alzheimer´s disease? Alzheimer´s disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a brain disorder that interferes with a


A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot (ischemic strokes) or bursts