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Proactive Foot Care as You Age

Proactive Foot Care as You Age

When your feet hurt, it can feel as though every part of your body hurts. Unfortunately, foot issues can be a very common problem for older adults, in part, because this part of your body can lose cushioning over the years while skin and nails alike become drier, even brittle. If you have poor circulation, as a percentage of older adults do, foot sores can heal less quickly. Healthy feet are very important in older age because they are how you get around and help keep you independent as you age. You need healthy feet to drive, go for walks with your...

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Finally, an Assistive Device That Actually Assists! - Part 3 - Extendable Back Scratcher with Built-in Ear-pick

Finally, an Assistive Device That Actually Assists! - Part 3 - Extendable Back Scratcher with Built-in Ear-pick

Even though Spring is almost here and we’ve had a few warm days here and there, I am still fighting with the dry skin I get all over during the Winter. I use lotion where I can reach to combat this problem, but I just can’t reach my back all over. Unfortunately, I seem to constantly  have an itch somewhere on my back that I just can’t reach. Thankfully, I believe I have finally won the battle over the annoying back itch! I found the perfect back scratcher on fanwer.com - the Extendable Back Scratcher with Built-in Ear-pick. The Fanwer Extendable...

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Potential sources of danger for falls in old age and how to eliminate them

Potential sources of danger for falls in old age and  how to eliminate them

With a few helpful tips, you can help seniors maintain independence and mobility without fear of falls and injuries that pose a serious public health problem in old age. Potential sources of danger for falls in old age and how to eliminate them : Obstacles in passages and raised thresholds Always keep passages and corridors passable, remove all superfluous and unnecessary things and bumps Grease and water on the floor Immediately wipe the substrate with a cloth and by appropriate means Unsecured carpets, sliding (next to beds, in bathrooms, etc.) Replace them with non-slip Toilets and shower trays Install handrails...

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Tinnitus: Will the Ringing Ever Stop?

Tinnitus: Will the Ringing Ever Stop?

Do you experience ringing or other noises in one or both of your ears that you can’t find the origin of the sound and no one else can hear it? You may be experiencing tinnitus. It is a very common problem that affects 15-20% of our population and is especially common in the elderly. It is usually caused by an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, an ear injury, a side effect of a medication or a problem with the circulatory system. For many people, tinnitus improves with treatment of the underlying problem or with other treatments that reduce...

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AGE DISORDERS OF SLEEP

AGE DISORDERS OF SLEEP

Older people in particular are constantly complaining of sleep problems. Good sleep is just as important for a healthy and quality life as proper nutrition and adequate fluid intake. Below you will learn more about the possible causes of sleep disorders and tips on how to minimize or completely prevent them. Types of sleep disorders Continuous sleep disorder refers to a condition where you cannot fall asleep again for more than half an hour after waking up during the night. Impaired ability to fall asleep indicates a condition when it takes longer than half an hour for a person to...

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