Senior Care in Casa Grande AZ: Coping with Fibromyalgia

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Coping with Fibromyalgia



Senior Care in Casa Grande AZ

Senior Care in Casa Grande AZFibromyalgia can have a significant effect on the everyday life of your elderly parent. It can cause them pain and trouble trying to complete tasks that used to be so easy for them. This disease especially becomes complex for adults over the age of 65, as this age group is also facing other physical changes and chronic health problems.

Older adults with fibromyalgia can still live rather independent, full lives with the help and care of a senior care provider. You can help your loved one by becoming educated on this disease and how it impacts the life of your parent.

Treatment Options

These solutions will not necessarily eliminate fibromyalgia from the senior’s life, but will lessen their symptoms. Here are some of the most common natural treatment options.

  • Exercise. This condition can leave the elder feeling extremely fatigued, which is something exercise can help with. Low-impact exercise can boost the elder’s energy level and relieve their pain. However, it is very important that the elder not overly exert themselves when exercising because it could result in dizziness and other side effects from the fibromyalgia medications. Talk to the elder’s doctor to determine what type of exercise is right for them.
  • Get plenty of sleep. Getting a full night’s sleep is challenging for seniors with this condition because their circadian rhythm changes as they age. This causes older adults to sleep less than they used to. The elder should limit their caffeine intake, cut out naps from their day, eating protein with dinner to prevent hunger at bedtime, and to take a calcium and magnesium supplement before bedtime.
  • Eat healthy. A diet that is rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables will prevent vitamin deficiencies from occurring. This is because they will be getting these nutrients in the food they eat. Supplements are also important for seniors with fibromyalgia in order to prevent vitamin deficiencies. A multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D supplements are all important for the health of older adults with this condition.
  • Inform the physician of other health problems. By letting the doctor know about other pre-existing health problems, they will be able to determine if the senior’s symptoms are the result of fibromyalgia or their other health problems. It is also important that they are aware of what medication the elder is on, as it could affect any new medication they are put on for their fibromyalgia symptoms.

Source:
http://www.everydayhealth.com/fibromyalgia/treating/fibromyalgia-treatments-for-seniors.aspx
https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/fibromyalgia.htm

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Casa Grande, AZ, please contact the caring staff at SYNERGY HomeCare today: 480-377-6770.

Mike Endredy, Owner
Mike has been involved with home care for the last 11 years as the owner of SYNERGY HomeCare of the East Valley (Phoenix AZ). 
Mike was brought to the home care industry like many folks through a need to care for my father near the end of his life. 
"Although my mother was the primary caregiver there was not a service to use that can offer relief for my mother and from 2,000 miles away I was not able to provide the care personally he needed.  It was however, a few years after my father's passing that I personally decided to change careers, leaving a career in engineering.  I have never looked back.  Making a difference in people's lives changes you more profoundly than anything and I love that experience.  In the eleven years of making a difference my exceptional team of caregivers and staff have made a difference through providing over 2 million hours worth of care.  This journey is just beginning.  Making a difference in somebody's life or a family members life is why I do what I do.  The hurdles, the heartbreak and the pain that comes makes me stronger and more determined to help another. " - Mike Endredy

 

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