December 202229
Walkers: Choosing the Correct Walker
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Assistive devices, such as walkers, are being used more often as the population ages. Walkers provide more stability than canes, which are discussed in another edition of Elder Care. In general, walkers are given to patients…

December 202228
Lower Extremity Edema in Older Adults
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Lower Extremity edema is a common and hard-to-diagnose condition that often has a big effect. Lower extremity edema is the accumulation of fluid in the lower legs, which may or may not include the feet…

December 202228
Akathisia in Older Adults
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Akathisia is an extra-pyramidal movement disorder characterized by a need to be in constant motion.  Patients exhibit movements including rocking while sitting or standing, lifting the feet as if marching while standing, or crossing and…