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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.

One of the last things on a family caregiver’s mind is the health of their loved one’s feet. However, the condition of a senior’s feet can indicate a great deal about their overall wellbeing. Get tips from seasoned caregivers on where to get foot care, how to tackle some of these tasks yourself, where to buy shoes for hard-to-fit feet, and much more.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ suggestions for keeping a loved one cozy, content and clean in spite of cold winter weather.

Scabies is a contagious disease that is common in long-term care facilities like nursing homes and assisted living communities. The resulting rash can be extremely uncomfortable, and it may take multiple rounds of treatment to get rid of the parasites.

Many caregivers have patients who refuse to stop picking at their skin, which can result in open wounds, infection, and scarring. There may not be an obvious reason or cure for this behavior, but there are underlying triggers that can be addressed.

Skin tags are a common skin problem for older adults. Removing skin tags with surgery is a simple procedure that can be performed by a dermatologist.

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.

The bitter cold and blistering winds of winter can wreak havoc on your skin. Use these six tips to enhance your skin care regimen and prevent dryness, cracking and eczema.

Everyone wants and needs a little sunshine, but the sun's rays can be damaging to an elderly person's skin. Dermatologist Arielle Kauvar talks about ways to protect senior skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays using sunscreen, sun protective clothing, sunglasses and other methods.

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

Advanced age and a compromised immune system can make seniors more susceptible to shingles, a disease that affects the nerves and causes a painful, blistering skin rash.

There are ways to make a person who is dying more comfortable and alleviate the physical pain that comes at the end of life. 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.

Diabetes can harm the skin in two ways: through fluid loss and nerve damage.

The combination of nerve damage and poor circulation can cause serious foot problems for diabetics. Learn proper foot care techniques and tips for talking to your doctor that will help you put your best foot forward.