The Real Truth About These Four Incontinence Myths

Urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing subject for those who encounter it. The stigma behind the condition commonly contributes to individuals having either a lack of facts or believing in some common misunderstandings about incontinence. The following are some incontinence myths and the facts to go with them: Myth: Urinary incontinence is unavoidable with age. […]

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Should Mom Live with You or with Me? Tips for Siblings Navigating Tough Caregiving Choices

One of the more honorable caregiving choices adult children can make is to offer their home to an elderly parent. Our parents raised us when we were kids, so it’s only natural to do the same when it becomes less safe for Mom or Dad to live independently. However, there are a variety of factors […]

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3 Bladder Leakage Causes in Seniors and How to Treat Them

Incontinence, or reduced bladder control, is a distressing and sensitive issue, particularly for seniors. It can cause a variety of concerns, from skin sores to social isolation for individuals who are afraid to leave the house in case of an “accident.” Yet while bladder leakage causes as many as 25 million Americans to suffer with […]

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Preventing Pressure Sores and Keeping Skin Healthy 

Pressure sores—also called bed sores or pressure ulcers—are skin injuries that result from prolonged pressure against the skin that inhibits an adequate supply of blood to the skin. Pressure sores occur most often in those who are confined to a bed or wheelchair.  Pressure sores can develop quickly and are often difficult to treat; however, […]

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