Poor Hygiene in the Elderly

Self neglect; The inability to attend to personal needs or provide basic self care.

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  • Caring for an elderly loved one often involves dealing with incontinence stains and strong urine smell. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for getting rid of stubborn stains and odors.

  • Poor oral hygiene is common for seniors with dementia, but proper dental care is crucial for maintaining overall health and quality of life. A family caregiver shares his strategies for keeping his wife’s teeth and gums healthy.

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  • Pro tip: The first step in winning this common battle is to strike the word “diaper” from your vocabulary.

  • The signs and symptoms of dementia vary, but memory loss, behavior change, and increased confusion are common indicators of increasing cognitive difficulties. Look for these red flags to determine if a loved one should seek a comprehensive medical exam.

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