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Category: Incontinence

Help Loved Ones with Dementia Eat and Drink to Stay Healthy at Home

When a loved one has dementia, caregiving can mean facing a variety of daily challenges. The effects of the disease on cognitive function and memory can make some people newly irritable, for example, or less invested in keeping up personal hygiene. Nutrition…

See How Easily You Can Improve Incontinence with Hydration

There are many causes of urinary incontinence, a condition which tends to occur as the bladder muscle weakens and has more difficulty holding urine. Common physical changes resulting from the aging process, like reduced mobility, increase the time that it takes…

Why UTIs Can Complicate Dementia in Some Seniors

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common occurrence in the elderly, especially women. Over 8 million visits to the doctor, every year, involve a UTI diagnosis. It is the second most common infection in the U.S. 1 In fact, about 50-60% of…

8 Simple Ways for Caregivers to Promote Healthy Hydration in Seniors

Though hydration is important for healthy living at any age, seniors are at greater risk of dehydration due to physical and physiological changes that occur during the natural aging process. With potentially dangerous symptoms of dehydration like disorientation, constipation, and low blood…

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