The following section describes physical symptoms that are common when older people are being cared for at home. Each entry also describes actions you and your carer can take to help keep you comfortable. This information is drawn from the Community Care Guidelines and from material referred to in those guidelines. See the Community Care Guidelines for more information on symptoms (see page 7).

Fatigue
Pain
Poor nutrition
Dehydration
Mouth Problems
Swallowing difficulties
Nausea and vomiting
Breathing problems
Skin problems
Incontinence
Constipation
Delirium
Falls
Managing medications