Senior care and predictive medicine

 

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Anxiety risk scale and Senior care

The above anxiety risk scale is used by doctors to evaluate behavior health issues especially in older adults as brought about by trauma, sickness, chronic stress, death in the family, being divorced or widowed, other health issues.

  • When taking care of older adults, know the signs of any behavioral health issues and other health issues to ensure they are addressed early to prevent emergencies and to be proactive.
  • To fully help older adults with health issues, we need to mobilize an integrated care team to ensure that all areas are covered, a caregiver to take care 24/7 when needed, a podiatrists to care for the feet, an acupuncturists, a physical therapist, primary care doctor, a neurologists and other specialists or health care providers.
  • Ensure that medications are monitored for side effects and adverse reactions.
  • When transferring from nursing home to homes, ensure that oxygen tanks, medications and hospital beds are ready based on health requirements of the older adults.
  • And also to ensure that the house is seniors safe to avoid falls and other emergencies.

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Predictive medicine

In the future, predictive medicine can help us be more proactive.

Predictive medicine is a field of medicine that entails predicting the probability of disease and instituting preventive measures in order to either prevent the disease altogether or significantly decrease its impact upon the patient (such as by preventing mortality or limiting morbidity).[1] While different prediction methodologies exist, such as genomics, proteomics, and cytomics, the most fundamental way to predict future disease is based on genetics. Although proteomics and cytomics allow for the early detection of disease, much of the time those detect biological markers that exist because a disease process has already started. However, comprehensive genetic testing (such as through the use of DNA arrays or full genome sequencing) allows for the estimation of disease risk years to decades before any disease even exists, or even whether a healthy fetus is at higher risk for developing a disease in adolescence or adulthood. Individuals who are more susceptible to disease in the future can be offered lifestyle advice or medication with the aim of preventing the predicted illness.

Current genetic testing guidelines supported by the health care professionals discourage purely predictive genetic testing of minors until they are competent to understand the relevancy of genetic screening so as to allow them to participate in the decision about whether or not it is appropriate for them.[2] Genetic screening of newborns and children in the field of predictive medicine is deemed appropriate if there is a compelling clinical reason to do so, such as the availability of prevention or treatment as a child that would prevent future disease.


Why the need for complete DNA sequence at 50yrs of age?

This is the time that there is some damage in our DNA structure as a result of the environment, health issues and aging. We can use this genetic information to predict any health issues in the coming years.

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connie dello buono

Health educator, author and enterpreneur motherhealth@gmail.com or conniedbuono@gmail.com ; cell 408-854-1883 Helping families in the bay area by providing compassionate and live-in caregivers for homebound bay area seniors. Blogs at www.clubalthea.com Currently writing a self help and self cure ebook to help transform others in their journey to wellness, Healing within, transform inside and out. This is a compilation of topics Connie answered at quora.com and posts in this site.

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