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Once establishing some level of comfort, try to find out what is behind this lack of personal hygiene, with the intent of helping, not blaming. You might try these steps... Read more →


Oral bacteria can enter the bloodstream during chewing and while brushing and flossing. Dental procedures can also release the bacteria which may then travel to the brain. The researchers think the bacteria found in the brain can trigger immune system responses... Read more →


The study findings suggest that the portion of the brain normally used for hearing can reorganize even in early stages of age-related hearing loss. According to Sharma, “These compensatory changes increase the overall load ... Read more →


The suggestions above are all important however one additional step toward fall prevention that we rarely read about is the effect of hearing loss on balance... Read more →


Use your best communication skills. Try to obtain eye contact if the person doesn’t resist, put a smile on your face, use a gentle touch on the arm or hand and use a gentle tone of voice. Show the person love through body language. Read more →


... Sure, you can do that, but if you want to take advantage of the features available in many of today’s incontinence products, you’ll want to do a little – quick – preparation. Putting a properly fitting garment on yourself or someone else in the right way can make all the difference in how well the product performs. Read more →


Dear KS: This is such a hard situation yet a common one. When older people grow attached to a caregiver who then must leave, the experience just adds to the heap of losses that most have already endured. My family saw this with my uncle’s... Read more →


"Semantic dementia, which has also been called 'temporal variant FTD,' accounts for 20% of FTD cases. Language difficulty, the predominant complaint of people with SD, is due to the disease damaging the left temporal lobe... Read more →


...Mention some exciting new upgrades to in-home bathrooms that are actually good for everyone’s safety. Then, turn the conversation elsewhere. Read more →


“It’s hard to talk to people about wearing diapers at a young age,” Matt said. “It happened to me when I was 22. I’m 38 now, and for 16 years I have had to hide my condition. I’ve been called a freak, and ‘nasty’ because of it. Read more →