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The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Incontinence

The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Incontinence

Urinating when you don't mean to is embarrassing for anyone, but it's actually a common issue. In fact, according to the American Urological Foundation, a quarter to a third of men and women in the U.S. -- millions of Americans -- struggle with urinary incontinence.

Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, occurs when control over the urinary sphincter is weakened or lost. This isn't just a "normal part of aging"; it can be caused by various reasons and may be temporary depending on the cause. Treatment and management options are available.

If you think you may be experiencing urinary incontinence or know someone who is, it's best to talk to your doctor. But before you do, this guide will provide you with everything you need to know, including types of incontinence, incontinence causes and symptoms, and treatment & management options.

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The Best Driver Safety Tips for Seniors

The Best Driver Safety Tips for Seniors

As people grow older, they generally begin to experience a slight decline in basic motor skills and situational awareness caused by poorer eyesight or reduced hearing.

When applied to driving on the road, this could result in unsafe situations that put yourself and others at risk.

As a senior driver, it’s vital to practice driver safety and refresh yourself on the rules, regulations, and behaviors related to safe driving. Not only will this help to keep you safe behind the wheel, but it will also allow you to improve your independence by keeping you on the road for longer.

Here are some useful driving safety tips for seniors.

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10 Common Home Safety Issues and How to Fix Them

10 Common Home Safety Issues and How to Fix Them

For people over age 65, injuries at home such as falls or burns become increasingly more common. And as aging in place continues to grow as a trend, safety hazards become more of an issue. Normal aging causes changes in your eyesight and balance that can make some injuries more likely. Getting older also means your body needs longer to heal, so injuries can be more severe and cause more interruption in your life.

By keeping your home in good repair, you can continue to enjoy living independently as you age. These common home safety hazards are easy to miss, but they’re also easy to fix. Use these home safety tips for seniors to improve elderly safety and prevent avoidable accidents.

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Female Health & Aging: What to Expect

Female Health & Aging: What to Expect

Changes in your body are an inevitable part of growing older, but that doesn't mean you can't be prepared for what might come. If prevention is the best cure, it helps to know what to expect in the years to come so you can get ahead of the game.

The goal of this post is to help you understand and anticipate health at any age by knowing what's natural and how you can healthily make the transition from one stage to the next. In this post, we'll break down the woman's aging process by decade, how female hormones change depending on the stages of aging, and how you can age gracefully and healthily. 

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Six Home Modifications for Seniors to Maximize Life at Home

Six Home Modifications for Seniors to Maximize Life at Home

Aging at home can be a comfortable and economical option for most seniors. Most seniors feel safe and 'at home' in their dwellings. But they can be sites for dangerous accidents, slips, and falls. Plus, inappropriate lighting, clutter, and other settings that aren't senior-friendly can make it challenging for the aging adults of a family to perform daily living activities.

In this post, we've rounded up six home modifications for elderly persons that will help you create a safe and comfortable abode for your aging loved ones. Use these tips to help seniors age in place and make the most of their lives.

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