Caring for Bed Sores Articles

  • Caregiver Tips to Prevent and Heal Bed Sores

    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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  • What Every Caregiver Should Know About Bed Sores

    Although pressure ulcers, aka bedsores, 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.

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  • Bathing & Hygiene Top Tips: Caring for a Senior’s Skin

    Seniors have thinner, more delicate skin, and incontinence and a sedentary lifestyle can easily lead to skin breakdown. Experienced caregivers’ offer their best suggestions for maintaining skin integrity and health.

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  • The Skinny on Skin Problems

    Treatments for dry skin, bruising, bed sores and other skin conditions that are common among elderly people.

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  • Why Do People Die from Alzheimer’s Disease?

    The most noticeable symptom of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is memory loss, but this progressive condition ultimately weakens the immune system and prevents the body from functioning properly. Complications like infections are often the cause of death.

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  • Caring for a Loved One with Fecal Incontinence

    Millions of adults have bowel control problems, but most are reluctant to talk about this condition and seek help. Get the information you need to start the discussion, explore treatment options and help your loved one improve their quality of life.

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  • How to Alleviate Physical Pain at the End of Life

    Making a person who is dying more comfortable and alleviating physical pain is an important priority for family caregivers. Discomfort can come from a variety of problems, but you and a hospice care provider can help manage the pain of your dying loved one.

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