Poor Hygiene in the Elderly Articles

  • Senior Hygiene Top Tips: How to Eliminate Stains and Odors

    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.

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  • How to Convince a Senior to Wear Adult Diapers

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

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  • 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia

    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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  • Signs a Senior Needs Help at Home

    Your aging parents think they can still take care of themselves, but, if you’re noticing any of these red flags, it is time to consider hiring in-home care.

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  • What to Do When a Senior Refuses to Bathe and Change Their Clothes

    There are many reasons why a senior’s bathing habits and personal hygiene may decline as they age. Be proactive about finding the root of poor hygiene and remember that compromise is key to the solution.

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  • Bathing & Hygiene Top Tips: Persuading a Senior to Put on Clean Clothes

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ suggestions for convincing a senior to put on clean clothes.

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  • Elder Self-Neglect: A Harmful, Hidden Hazard

    Elder self-neglect is one of the more common forms of elder abuse. A senior's inability to proved self care poses serious dangers to their health of their and well being.

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