Aging Health Record Software
Keeping health records is crucial for elderly people as it allows them to monitor their health changes, identify potential issues, and make informed decisions about their well-being. By maintaining a health journal, elderly people can track symptoms related to common age-related conditions, such as fatigue, joint pain, memory changes, and sleep disturbances. They can also record potential triggers that may worsen or alleviate these symptoms, such as certain foods, activities, weather changes, or stressors.
Additionally, tracking measurements like blood pressure, cholesterol levels, bone density, and cognitive function can provide valuable information to assess their overall health and detect any potential health risks. Monitoring medications, supplements, and medical procedures can also help individuals adhere to their treatment plans and communicate effectively with healthcare providers.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To manage my #joint_pain, I plan to take breaks during physical activities and apply a warm compress to ease discomfort. I will also engage in #memory_exercises and brain-training apps to support cognitive function.
Today, I experienced mild #joint_pain in my #knees and #shoulders, especially after doing household chores and gardening. I also noticed a slight decline in my #memory as I had difficulty recalling names during a social gathering.
The #physical_exertion during household chores might have triggered the joint pain. Additionally, feeling a bit stressed during the social gathering could have contributed to my memory lapses.
I took my prescribed arthritis medication #Methotrexate (100g) this morning to manage joint pain and inflammation. For memory support, I took the recommended daily dose of a memory supplement.
I had a #blood_test to check #cholesterol level 200 mg/dL, and I will follow up with my doctor this week for the results.
I measured my #blood_pressure this morning, and the reading was within the normal range 130/100. I also completed a cognitive function test, and while some scores were lower than usual, they were still within an acceptable range for my age.
I have an upcoming appointment with my primary care physician #Dr.Brown to discuss the blood test results and my joint pain.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.