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“I underwent a radical prostatectomy in April 2015 at age 60. This was with the now old-fashioned open surgery because I had had bilateral hernia repair with plastic mesh in 2005 and that made use of robot-assisted Read more →

No, you couldn’t know this was your future. You’d simply offered to pick up his groceries that day. Yet, this fateful decision made you what you’ve become: a caregiver for multiple aging loved ones... Read more →

...Older adults who develop incontinence grew up in an era where toilet training occurred early and was often associated with deep shame should a child “fail.” Therefore, older adults may understand that they can’t help the fact Read more →

"I may not always understand the meaning of your words but I know what you are saying. I can read your jerky body language, the impatient tone of your voice, and your irritated facial expressions. Although you may tell me..." Read more →

...Still, we are human and we make mistakes. While we shouldn’t wallow in guilt when we do make mistakes as a care partner, there are situations that we should try extra hard to avoid. Here are nine of them. Read more →

While doctors will tell people that there are medications, treatments, and devices that will take care of incontinence problems for most people, many of these younger people will attest to the fact that this isn’t the case for everyone. Read more →

Interwoven with the elders’ needs, I’d take my kids to school in some semblance of order and would be back at the school in time to pick them up. So I could start all over again... Read more →

For instance, if someone has cancer and they need emotional support, pain management, and stress relief they should be able to receive palliative care. In fact, palliative care began as a focus on helping cancer patients, though now it has been expanded... Read more →

What to do? As with most dementia-related challenges, there are no miracles, and what works one day may not the next. However, there are some things that you can try. Most of these tips stem from increased knowledge about what can trigger rebellion in a person living with dementia. Let’s take a look... Read more →

Human skin is not meant to withstand close contact with urine-saturated briefs for extended periods of time. When bowel incontinence is also an issue, the chance of skin reactions increases even further. How do people prevent skin irritation and even serious rashes when they need to wear incontinence products? With careful attention to detail... Read more →