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The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for getting rid of stubborn stains and odors.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for maintaining skin integrity and health.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for helping a senior brush their teeth.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ recommendations for products that can simplify the process of helping a senior bathe.

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.

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 suggestions for persuading a loved one to take a shower or bath.

Maintaining dental hygiene is often one of the most difficult objectives for a family caregiver. Dementia patients often stop partaking in personal care routines and it is up to their caregivers to help them with these tasks.

I was so happy with the hygiene devices I experienced during a recent trip to Europe that I installed them in my own bathrooms.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in seniors who are incontinent, have problems with urine retention, use catheters, have low fluid intake and are bedridden. Family caregivers share their home remedies for how to stop a UTI before it becomes a major and recurring health issue for an older adult.

Several years ago -- after experiencing the pleasure of toilet bidets abroad -- I installed them in my bathrooms at home. What a difference in personal hygiene!

Research makes a strong connection between poor oral health and impaired health overall. Oral care tends to fall by the wayside for seniors, but it should remain a top priority for everyone.

Many people believe that the odor that sometimes permeates seniors’ homes and elder care facilities is a result of poor hygiene, but it is actually a natural part of aging.

Here are a few tips for getting stubborn stains out of everyday fabrics while caring for your elderly loved one. Learn how to use common household products to remove blood, urine, and fecal stains from household fabrics.

Dentures, gums and overall oral hygiene are all common medical concerns that can affect the health of elderly people.

An overview of dentures and false teeth in elderly people including how to fix denture pain, and how to care for dentures.

UTIs are often difficult to detect in seniors, but early diagnosis can prevent serious complications. Know the age-related symptoms to look for and learn how to reduce the risk of infection.

Helping a loved one look and feel their best can be an unexpected challenge. Use these tips from a caregiver to make washing and styling hair easier for both of you.

Fingernail problems such as: yellow nails, nails separating from the bed, spoon or opaque nails can provide big clues about your health. Often, fingernail conditions can point to health problems like heart disease, thyroid problems, or malnutrition.

When caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, each day brings unique challenges, changing abilities and new patterns of behavior. Incorporate these tips and strategies into your daily routine to facilitate caring for your loved one at home.