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  • Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are a painful and potentially very serious medical condition. Family caregivers offer their best tips for caring for a senior who is experiencing bed sores.

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  • C. diff infections are on the rise in hospitals and nursing homes, and ill seniors are particularly vulnerable to this persistent bug. Use these best hygiene and antibiotic practices to keep your loved one and yourself healthy.

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  • For many seniors excess fluid retention is a serious problem. Know the signs of edema and what medical and lifestyle options can minimize swelling and discomfort.

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  • Fatigue, weakness and irritability are considered “normal” symptoms of aging, but these red flags may actually point to a serious underlying condition. Be aware of these signs and others that warrant a trip to the doctor and some blood work.

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