Aging in Place Articles
Fecal incontinence is an embarrassing condition: it is the leakage of stool at inappropriate times and in inappropriate places! It may seem surprising, but many incontinent individuals are actually severely constipated: stool is lodged in the rectum, and there is seepage of fecal matter around the stool and out the anus.
There are certainly some simple life style changes and tips that can make your bladder problems improve. However, it is definitely recommended that you seek medical attention as there are specialists such as physiotherapists and specialist nurses that can alleviate your problem with holistic, conservative approaches and exercises. Your family doctor may be able to suggest some medicine that can help your bladder problem and for certain problems, even surgeries. Always start with the most conservative treatment as these alone are often very successful.
90% of older Americans don’t want to leave their homes where they started their family and raised their children. Are you one of them? Are you looking for an alternative to traditional assisted living(like nursing home, retirement community and so forth)? What is your plan when shopping for grocery, changing light bulbs and doing house work is getting difficult? In this TED x Talks, you’ll see Judy Willet, National Direct of Village to Village Network, explains the simple concept of “neighbors helping neighbors” approach is forming the Elder Village Movement.
Because only about 16% of physicians routinely screen for hearing loss, experts agree the best place to start is with a hearing evaluation by An Audiologist or a licensed hearing care practitioner. Specifically, a baseline hearing screening is recommended beginning at age 50, followed by annual exams starting at age 55. Hearing loss is on the rise among Baby Boomers and young people. It’s never too early to get your hearing checked, but don’t wait past age 50.
For people who have trouble walking or are at a risk of falling due to balance problems, buying a walker can be a perfect temporary or permanent walking aid. Because a walker needs to be lifted to move, it is imperative that the user possesses some upper body strength. There are several options to consider when thinking of buying a walker in Canada and we hope this article helps.