CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada - Hospice Service Educational Resources Icon Month: March 2016

Senior with dementia enjoying the day

Dementia


Dementia is not a specific disease, rather it’s an “umbrella term” and there are many diseases that fall under this umbrella. Dementia is a general term for a decline in cognitive ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Thinking, memory, and reasoning are examples of cognitive ability. Symptoms also might include changes in personality,… Read more »


Diabetic Testing

Diabetes


Diabetes is a group of diseases defined by the body’s inability to control levels of sugar in the blood. Usually, the body turns food into glucose (sugar) that can be used for energy. Individuals who have this disease either don’t make enough insulin – or don’t use it efficiently enough – for it to help… Read more »


Eye Health

Eye Health


Just as our physical strength decreases with age, our eyes also exhibit an age-related decline in performance. Your eye health is extremely important. Some age-related changes are perfectly normal and don’t signify any sort of disease process. Glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration are examples of more serious diseases that have greater potential for affecting our… Read more »


Pills arranger for each day with times for medical safety

Medication Safety


Medication management often becomes more difficult as we get older, due to the increasing number of medications we take, with various schedules. Medication management is key to medication safety. Forgetting a medication dose or taking the wrong dose can threaten both health and quality of life. It is imperative to develop a safe, effective system… Read more »


Doctor Listening to Patients Depression Symptoms

Depression


Many people deal with depression in their lives, and this is especially true as we get older. It is important to know that it is not a normal part of aging, it is a true and treatable medical condition. Depression is also more than just “having the blues”. There are many reasons that older adults… Read more »