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AC Arthritis (Acromioclavicular Arthritis)
Arthritis is a type of damage to a joint that can cause inflammation. AC arthritis affects the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. This joins the shoulder blade (scapula) and the collarbone (clavicle). AC arthritis is fairly common in older adults.
Advance Medical Directive
An advance medical directive is a form that lets you plan ahead for the care you’d want if you could no longer express your wishes. This statement outlines the medical treatment you’d want or names the person you’d wish to make healthcare decisions for you. Be aware that laws vary from state to state, and it may be worthwhile to talk with an attorney.
An Agent's Role for Durable Power of Attorney
Often it’s hard to know which medical treatment choices you might face. Would you rather let someone you trust decide for you? A durable power of attorney for health care lets you name an agent to carry out your wishes. This happens only if you can’t express your wishes yourself.
Regular exercise can help control arthritis. Exercise can strengthen the muscles around the joints for better support.
Choosing an Agent
A durable power of attorney for health care is only as good as the person you name to be your agent. If this person knows your treatment wishes and is willing to carry them out, you’ll probably be well-represented. Be sure to tell your agent what’s important to you.
Exercises to Prevent Falls
Certain types of exercises may help make you less likely to fall. Here are ways to improve balance, increase flexibility, and boost strength and staying power.
Exercising Safely (Cardiovascular)
If you feel safe and comfortable while exercising, you are more likely to stick with your exercise program.
For Caregivers: Coping Tips
How Delirium Is Treated?
Delirium is treated by finding and treating the underlying cause. It has many possible causes, such as reaction to medications, changes in blood chemistry, infections, strokes, and acute heart diseases.
How to Help Prevent Delirium
If you have a friend or family member who is at risk for delirium, you can do things to help. There is no guarantee that these measures will prevent delirium. But they may reduce risk.
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