Taking Care of Someone with Incontinence

Incontinence can be a very difficult topic for many families. It’s especially uncomfortable on those that experience it and those that have to care for someone with incontinence. For those that care for someone who is either ill or elderly, it can become one of the final, last straws for what they may be willing to do in the process of caring for someone.  It is uncomfortable for all involved, so it is helpful to understand how to best to care for someone with incontinence.

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Preventing the Onset of Cataracts

Cataracts can cloud your eyes making it seem like you are constantly looking through a foggy window.  Having clouded vision due to cataracts can make it difficult to do every day activities such as driving and reading. Cataracts tend to develop slowly and do not affect eyesight right away but over time, it will interfere with your vision. This is why preventing cataracts is critical.

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Head Games: Age-Defying Brain Exercises to Boost Your Mind

Getting older isn’t easy on your body – or your brain.  Try tackling these brain exercises, tricks, how-to’s, and know-hows to keep your noggin in never-ending, “Fountain of Youth” shape.

As the numbers inevitably begin creeping up, you may find yourself forgetting to do simple tasks, like making a deposit at the bank, calling the plumber, or phoning a friend for their birthday.  Other times, fretting over where you left your keys (the third time this week) or glasses (again?) can prove frustrating and fear-inducing as the possibility of dementia or Alzheimer’s may be beginning to take up permanent residence in your brain. The mere thought of developing these mind-debilitating diseases that irreversibly compromise the functionality and integrity of your brain is enough to manifest panic, depression, and anxiety.  First things first. Breathe, relax, and realize your brain is like a muscle.  The more you work it, flex it, and challenge it, the stronger, fitter, sharper, and more resilient it becomes. Boosting brain power by conscientiously developing an array of unique cognitive brain exercises ensures long-term, cumulative effects when practiced consistently.  Let’s start. Do you mind?

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What Health Issues Really Concern Seniors?

Research suggests the biggest health problems afflicting seniors today are the result of sedentary lifestyle (furthering osteoporosis, arthritis and obesity), heart disease, lung diseases, cancer and neurological problems – usually in that order. It’s common for us to worry more about mortality the older we get but, the most common medical afflictions impacting older individuals are not the same health concerns that are keeping them up at night.

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How to Encourage Healthy Habits for Seniors with Diabetes

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle for a senior with diabetes is crucial for ensuring quality of life as the aging process continues. Knowledge of these healthy habits, as well as a realistic regimen that a senior can follow, is essential for implementing a beneficial daily routine. While maintaining healthy habits is important for all seniors, it is especially important for seniors who have diabetes, as a wholesome lifestyle can help to mediate this disease.

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The Most Common Causes and Symptoms of Malnutrition in Seniors

The elderly population consists of an exceptionally large number of different demographics, ranging those who remain fit and active, to those who are disabled and dependent. No matter which category they fit in, malnutrition, which is defined as consuming an inefficient amount of food or a diet lacking in nutrients, is an issue that all seniors should be concerned about. As we age, our immune systems degrade, so it’s important to uncover the problems at the earliest stage possible, as it can help prevent more serious complications later on.

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