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Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly

What is Urinary Incontinence? It’s when we lose control of our bladder, and is a very common problem especially as we age. This can cause minor inconveniences, or major ones, depending on its severity. For example, some people leak urine from when they cough from time to time, while others get sudden urges to urinate […]

Oral Health Tips for Seniors

Not too long ago, people assumed that we would lose our teeth naturally regardless of how we lived. However, older people today are keeping their teeth healthy and maintaining them for longer than before. Maintaining your oral health, and keeping your mouth and teeth clean are essential to being able to eat delicious foods, as […]

Keeping Cool in Hot Weather – Tips and Warnings

  Whether it is a hot summer or a freak heat wave, the elderly are more prone to heat-related illnesses than younger adults. The body has several mechanisms to keep the core temperature within the normal range but may not always be working as it should in seniors. Watching the mercury and heeding warnings by […]

Bath Water Temperature Safety for the Elderly

The temperature of bath water is not often considered as a major safety hazard to adults, but to the elderly with impaired senses and slower movement, it is a significant risk. Bathing in water that is too hot obviously runs the risk of burns but there is also danger in water that is hot yet […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in Seniors

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition where the median nerve, the nerve that controls the function of some muscles of the hand, is compressed during its passage through the tunnel formed by the wrist bones (carpal tunnel). The underlying cause of most of the cases of CTS is unknown, but it is believed to […]


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