As you grow older, you may have vision problems or eye irritation. Often, aging and certain diseases and some cosmetic procedures affect the skin and muscles of the upper and lower eyelids. Blepharitis. Eyelid inflammation, or blepharitis, can occur due to swollen oil glands near the eyelid lash line, bacteria, or diseases like rosacea or seborrhea dermatitis.…

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In the decades ahead, as the number of people entering senior communities continues to rise, the need for quality, consistent caregiver training increases so that these communities and their caregivers are prepared to deliver the best possible care and services. Owners and operators of retirement communities must ensure that their employees have access to training…

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The number of people with Alzheimer’s is expected to grow exponentially in the United States by 2025, to over five million people. It is vital to provide trusted caregivers and their families with knowledge and skills for coping with this condition. It is incredibly important and challenging to provide care that leads to positive outcomes…

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Throughout our lives, we become more and more vulnerable to injury, sickness, and disease. Many things can happen with aging, such as loss of bone thickness and balance loss, both of which can lead to falls. Some of these issues can also be an issue with a loss of immune function. The state of our…

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Our sleep patterns change as we get older. We fall asleep earlier and stay asleep later than in our childhood. We may have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. We may have difficulty waking up throughout the night due to sleep fragmentation. Older adults may wake up tired and suffer from sleepiness throughout the day.…

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Our aged relatives need to foster a healthy personal care regime in order to maintain their dignity and sense of self-worth. Grooming typically comes to mind when we think of personal care, but there are many factors involved. Bathing, oral hygiene, toileting, and dressing are all aspects of grooming, as well as hygiene (including oral…

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A number of years ago, a Veterans Choice Program was created as part of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. Veterans who are eligible for the program may receive medical care directly from the Department of Veterans Affairs instead of traveling to a medical facility. As part of the Veterans Choice Program,…

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A moderate endurance exercise routine for an older adult should include 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. Taking part in physical activity such as walking, swimming, cycling or spending a little time on strength and flexibility daily will help you achieve these goals. Although this may seem like a lot of exercise, you can…

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You can become a caregiver by becoming a family member for a loved one who is elderly. However, it is also extremely draining and demanding. Approximately 44 million adults were family caregivers as of 2015, according to AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving. Most families provide care to save money. It’s no wonder more…

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            Your heart and blood vessels are responsible for delivering oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, while your blood pressure is a barometer of how healthy your overall circulatory system is. Do you know that heart disease, stroke, and chronic kidney disease are common in many older Americans? As hypertension,…

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