Oral Health Concerns for Older Adults

Oral health is important for people of all ages, from how often you brush your teeth to the foods that you eat. Yet certain dental conditions can emerge for older adults and may be worsened by chronic health issues and age-related changes.

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How Older Adults Can Manage Brittle Nails

Nails change with age, whether they develop a thickened, yellow appearance, become more vulnerable to fungal infections or thin and flake off. While brittle nails can affect anyone, older adults are more susceptible to this condition characterized by splitting, peeling or visible breakage. 

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How Do Bedsores Develop?

A bedsore is a type of ulcer that arises from pressure or friction repeatedly applied to one area. Individuals develop them after being bedridden for a period of time or having reduced sensation in one part of the body. In addition to staying in bed during injury or surgery recovery, this condition can occur from long-term wheelchair use or wearing a cast.

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5 Ways Older Adults Can Remain Socially Connected

Socializing helps us feel involved and build connections that keep us engaged with friends, family and the world. Unfortunately, a visible number of seniors describe themselves as “lonely” or “socially isolated”.

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