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5 Safety and Health Tips for Seniors in Winter

5 Safety and Health Tips for Seniors in Winter The winter months can bring some health-related challenges and risks, especially for the elderly as they are vulnerable to injury and illness in cold weather due to a weaker immune system. They are susceptible to hypothermia, which is a medical emergency that occurs when the body

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With the aim of raising awareness about breast cancer, as well as early detection and appropriate treatment to increase survival and reduce the negative effects of this type of cancer, a disease that in recent years has affected millions of women in the world, this month of October is dedicated to awareness. It was in

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Signs of Dehydration in Older Adults

Water consumption is essential to maintain good health, as it is an essential nutrient that must be consumed in sufficient quantities on a daily basis. Although sometimes we do not consume what our body needs, especially at some stage of life like old age. For various reasons, senior adults may not reach this daily goal

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10 Qualities a Personal Care Worker Should Have

When we work in direct contact with people, especially those of advanced age, previous training or knowledge is not enough, we must have aptitudes that involve the development of social and emotional skills that require a very well-defined vocational profile. Only when there is this balance between knowledge and good practice can we speak of

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UV Safety Awareness Month

Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause various health problems, like skin cancer, although it can also cause muscle degeneration, cataracts, skin growths and suppression of the immune system. To educate people about the dangers of overexposure to UV rays, the Department of Health and Human Services has decided to designate the month of July

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Falls in Senior Adults: Risks, Causes and Prevention

Falls in Senior Adults: Risks, Causes and Prevention Falls in the senior people represent one of the most important geriatric syndromes due to the high incidence in this sector of the population and, above all, due to the consequences they entail and the repercussions they cause on the person. Despite the fact that falls are

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10 Tips for Caring for a Senior Adult at Home

10 Tips for Caring for a Senior Adult at Home With time and age, we all start to need a little help from the people around us. Without a doubt, caring for an elderly person requires a great commitment and represents a great challenge, but it will always be done with love, especially if it

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How Does Heat Affect Senior People?

How Does Heat Affect Senior People?  We have all felt overwhelmed and suffocated in the summer heat. But for senior people, hot, humid weather can be more than just uncomfortable. It can be harmful to health, even deadly. Most of the people who die each year from heat-related problems are over 50, according to statistics

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