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Tips for New Family Caregivers

Many people may find themselves suddenly thrust into the world of caregiving. If someone in your family suddenly has an illness or a surgery that takes them off of their feet, it may become your responsibility to take care of them. Caregiving may also be thrust upon you overtime. Many people become gradual caregivers as their elderly loved ones become older and less able to take care of themselves. If either of these situations sounds familiar, then here are a few tips for you to help your first few months...

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Tips on How to Buy the Right Adult Diaper

Many people may find themselves checking the adult diaper section of the drug store as they get older. Whether they are buying them for themselves, or making a trip for an elderly loved one, buying adult diapers can be confusing. Incontinence problems can happen to anyone of any age. However, incontinence is more common among the elderly population. If you are suddenly faced with the need of buying a bag of adult diapers for yourself or your elderly loved one, then you may need to do a bit of research...

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Tips for Coping with Some of the Most Common Side Effects of Dialysis

Dialysis is a type of medical procedure that many elderly people must undergo. Patients with kidney disease or any type of kidney failure must undergo dialysis on a routine basis in order to filter their blood and keep them healthy. Your kidneys are bean shaped organs located in your mid to lower back. They are vital organs in filtering toxins and wastes products out of your blood. The waste products are then removed from your body through urine so that your blood can stay clean and healthy. For people with...

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Dietary Habits that Trigger Elderly Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence is a medical issue that affects many men and women each year. Anyone, of any age, can suffer from the issue, but elderly men and women are more prone to the issue. Urinary Incontinence is highly common in the elderly, and can lead to other medical issues. Patients with the issue need to go to the restroom frequently, which increases their mobility. In turn, elderly patients with urinary incontinence have higher fall rates and higher rates of broken bones. Urinary incontinence can be due to underlying medical issues,...

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What Your Hands Can Tell You About Your Health

Human hands are part of what sets them apart from other species living on Earth. Our hands are full of dexterity and ability. With opposable thumbs, we can pick up almost any item and do almost anything that we desire. Did you know though that human hands can also say something pretty important about your health? Hands are not only one of the greatest tools given to humans; they are also one of the key body parts to be examined by doctors for medical issues that are occurring all over...

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Clothing and Equipment for Easier Dressing

  As you grow older, small, everyday tasks may become more and more challenging. Even if you have retained all of your range of motion, and do not suffer from any chronic illnesses, you may still notice everyday tasks become more difficult as you grow older. One of the tasks that many elderly have difficulties with is dressing themselves. Clasps, buttons and zippers can prove to be challenging for sore fingers and hands. Elderly people with dexterity issues may also find dressing themselves difficult. In order to remedy the situation,...

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