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The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ suggestions for helping a senior feel secure and relaxed while helping them bathe.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for activities that seniors with limited mobility can enjoy.

Although pressure ulcers are often considered to be a sign of poor care or neglect, these painful wounds can happen to any senior. Prevention and early detection are crucial for keeping an elder's skin healthy.

The wrong mobility aid can negatively affect a senior’s stability, cause posture problems and even result in pain. These devices come in all shapes and sizes, so selecting the right one and achieving a proper fit requires a professional’s expertise.

Family members often struggle with decisions regarding memory care. There is no downside to placing a senior with dementia in a facility too soon, however there are many consequences of waiting too long.

For Charlie and me, basic things like getting a haircut are now far from effortless. I can tell that our outings aren’t going to get any easier, and I’m worried about what the future holds.

A physical therapist’s ultimate goal is to help their patient be as active as possible, but for older adults, some treatments can be ineffective and sometimes even dangerous.

Caregivers often wonder why a person with dementia will refuse to do certain things. Based on a recent experience with my own cognitive impairment, I believe I know why this happens.

Falls are a common occurrence for seniors, so it’s important to know what to do after one occurs. Use these tips to get your elderly loved one on their feet again and avoid any further injury.

Injuries performed while caregiving significantly impact both the caregiver's quality of life and their ability to look after their loved one.

Fatal falls amongst adults 65 and older have risen significantly since 1999. These tips can help elders stay independent, and most importantly, safe.

Minivans with adaptations that enable wheelchair users to easily get in and out can be very beneficial for seniors and their caregivesr, and buying one doesn't have to break the bank.

Seniors who undergo an intensive rehabilitation following knee or hip replacement surgery may experience a three-fold increase in their mobility.

An odd occurrence during an evening walk caused me to jump to a conclusion about the potential source of my cognitive impairment.

Strength training doesn’t have to require expensive equipment or even a gym membership. Two fitness coaches share 8 easy exercises that can be done at home using only a chair, resistance band, and a wall.

I recently participated in a study to help researchers develop a "frailty index" for people over 65 and I'm not sure what to think of my results.

Physical fitness is vitally important for both caregivers and their loved ones. Here's how Charlie and I manage to stay in shape.

The worst fall I ever took was on April 1, 2008. Now I take steps to make sure the house is safer for Charlie and I.

Trips and slips are the usual suspects when identifying fall risks, but research demonstrates that most elderly falls occur simply due to unsteadiness or loss of balance.

Fresh air and a change in a senior’s surroundings can do more than help diminish boredom and complacency. People who spend a few minutes outside daily are less likely to have health problems and more likely to remain active.