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Finally, an Assistive Device That Actually Assists! - Part 4 - Lumbar Support Pillow for Bed

Finally, an Assistive Device That Actually Assists! - Part 4 - Lumbar Support Pillow for Bed

It’s no secret that I suffer from lower back pain, if you have read any of my other thoughts and wonderings. Well, for some time, my back has been bothering me while I sleep, but recently it has been hurting more so than usual. It was disturbing my sleep. I just couldn’t get comfortable. I was tossing and turning throughout the night, unable to find a suitable position. I complained to my doctor and she didn’t have any suggestions I had not already tried, so I was back to square 1. I’m sure not being able to sleep at night due...

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Nutrition of the elderly - foods for health and vitality

Nutrition of the elderly - foods for health and vitality

Z or the elderly, the benefits of a healthy diet include increased mental acuity, disease resistance, higher energy levels, and better management of chronic health problems. As we age, diet can also be the key to a positive attitude and thus we remain in emotional balance, but a healthy diet does not necessarily have to be associated with diet and sacrifice. A healthy diet for the elderly consists of fresh, varied food, creativity in the kitchen and eating with friends. How many calories do seniors need? Use the following as guidelines: A woman over 50 who: -is not physically active...

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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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