Category Archives: Lifestyle

Preventing Conflicts with Elder Caregivers

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Aging in a natural part of life, but it often leaves adult children concerned about the safety and wellbeing of a parent. A caregiver provides the assistance that an elderly parent needs as he or she ages, but sometimes disagreements occur. Learning ways to resolve problems with a loved one’s caregiver provides the opportunity to maintain a strong relationship with loved ones and still ensure that he or she receives the best possible care. Continue reading

Incontinence Tips: Going To Public Restrooms

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When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go.

But unquestionably, there are some places that you’d prefer to go more so than others. For instance, the comfort and convenience of your own home bathroom versus a public restroom. Now, some studies say that public restrooms are no more dirty than your own home restroom, but let’s face it – it’s a public restroom, you don’t know who has used it or what the person who used the stall before you did in there. Continue reading

How To Prepare For Vacation While Dealing With Incontinence

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Vacation is supposed to be a stress-free and relaxing time. But if you’re one of the 25 million North Americans that experience incontinence to some degree, then the thought of traveling for hours by car or by plane to get to your vacation destination can be anything but stress-free and relaxing. Yes, while unintentional urine leakage is never something that’s welcomed with open arms, it can be especially inconvenient while you’re traveling.

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Celebrities Turning 60 this Year

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Although there is no clearly defined age when someone reaches “senior citizen” status, a pretty good barometer is when someone turns 60, when the so-called “golden years” begin. But for many, these golden years aren’t always golden, as medical issues often become more persistent, and the older age really starts to take its toll on the body, reminding people that they’re not as young as they used to be. For some, however, 60 is merely the new 40. Continue reading

How to Choose a Caregiver for Your Loved One

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According to a report released by the Congressional Budget Office, “more than two-thirds of 65-year-olds will need assistance to deal with a loss in functioning at some point during their remaining years of life.” If you have a loved one with limitations, of course you want to provide him or her with the best care possible. Usually, the best way to do this is to hire an in-home caregiver, who can tend to your loved one’s needs on a daily basis.

Unfortunately, selecting a caregiver is never easy – but there are a few steps you can follow to ultimately make the right decision. Continue reading

Volunteering After Retirement

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You’ve finally retired – congratulations! However, retirement (as you’ve discovered) isn’t your cup of tea. The time off you’ve spent has been largely boring, and according to Forbes, the United Kingdom’s Institute of Economic Affairs found in a study that 40 percent of those who have retired suffer from depression, and a full 60 percent have health problems after they retire.

Part of it is that all of our lives we get used to doing something. When we retire, we suddenly have nothing to do — something we’re not used to. Oh sure, we plan on getting up late, getting things done around the house, or maybe traveling, but that quickly leads to boredom. Continue reading

Worst Treatment Methods and Ideas for Incontinence

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According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, about 13 million Americans suffer from incontinence. Sadly, while there are plenty of viable treatment methods available for people with incontinence, only about one in every 12 people will actually seek medical attention for this condition. Instead, they make the mistake of trying to treat the symptoms of incontinence themselves, believing some (or all) of the following incontinence treatment myths. Continue reading

Tips to Avoid Running to the Bathroom During a Movie

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It’s date night with your spouse, and you’re looking forward to taking in the movie that critics are buzzing about at your local multiplex. There’s only one problem – you experience incontinence and are concerned that you’re going to be leaving the theater multiple times throughout the flick’s two-hour run time to go “take care of business.” And who knows what pivotal plot points you could be missing during those precious moments when you’re “going,” not to mention how annoyed you’ll be by repeat bathroom visits.

The good news is that there’s a number of things that you can do to make sure that you’re not making trips to the bathroom during the movie on date night, ranging from the simple to the more complex. Here’s a look: Continue reading

Manage Incontinence Symptoms, and Spend More Time with Your Loved Ones

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recent study by the United States Centers for Disease Control has found that about half of the older US population deals with incontinence on a regular basis. Therefore, if you’re an adult living with the frustration of incontinence, you’re certainly not alone. Still, this doesn’t change the fact that struggling with incontinence can take away from the activities you love in life, such as spending time with your family.

Don’t let incontinence run your life; keep these simple yet effective tips in mind to better manage your incontinence and live life to the fullest. Continue reading