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If you have a parent or other older adult in your family and you feel that poor hygiene is a realistic issue, the first thing you should do is try to determine why the person isn't keeping up with self-care... Read more →


The main steps for preparation include folding them sideways (Egosan has a blue line that shows you) to help make the “bowl” shape and gently twisting... Read more →


Patients interested in art had better general health, found it easier to walk, and had more energy. They were also happier, less anxious or depressed, and felt calmer. They had better memory and were superior communicators... Read more →


However, the reality is that many adults will continue to live with incontinence. This wouldn’t be such a challenge if not for the stigma... 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 →


Bladder cancer tends to occur in older people with about nine out of 10 with people who develop this cancer being over 55. The average age of people when they are diagnosed is 73. Though each person's risk of developing the cancer is individual... Read more →


Understand that we aren’t talking about someone who wasn’t smelling too fresh one day when you stopped in. There could be many reasons for this. Perhaps they simply had a hard arthritis day or on the other extreme, maybe they had a stellar day and... Read more →


They have a stellar list of podcasts for you to choose from but a recent entry is about my work. If you'd like to give it a listen, you can go to their podcast site... Read more →


It’s rare for an older adult to admit to incontinence as soon as some problem is evident, but we hope that with education older adults and their caregivers will grow to accept this condition as an inconvenience rather than a cause for shame. The embarrassment... Read more →


Palliative care and hospice are related in that they both provide comfort care. The difference is that palliative care is for people who need comfort care while they are being treated for their medical diagnoses. Palliative care is delivered by a specially trained team... Read more →