Care for elderly

November 26, 2015


Home Care


Care for elderly

Aging is a natural phenomenon and when people pass through the geriatric age, it becomes important that the health is well-taken care. Here are few tips which will help taking care of the elderly.

Derma Care (Skin Care)

  • Problem: With the progress of the aging process, the moisture of the skin decreases and dryness may develop. This will result in symptoms like flaking and itching.
  • Solution: Use of moisturizing soaps or lotion may help to reduce the dryness of the skin.

Oral Health

  • Problem: Cavities, germ build-up, and poor oral hygiene are common challenges during geriatric age
  • Solution: Cultivate a habit of brushing the teeth at least twice a day followed by cleaning the tongue thoroughly. Dental cleaners like toothpicks, inter-dental brushes, dental floss etc, will further help to reduce chances of germ build-up.

Dentures (if any) cleaning also plays a significant role in keeping the cavity at bay. Cleanly removable dentures only with a soft bristle brush and mild washing liquid. It is also important that the dentures are rinsed thoroughly after cleaning. Remove the dentures at bedtime and soak them to maintain its moisture.

Stomach Care:

  • Problem: The bowel movement and constipation leads to mood fluctuation
  • Solution: Maintain a regular time for clearing the bowel, also rubbing the stomach gently while passing the stool will help. Engaging in physical activities or exercise will help in preventing repeated episodes of constipation.

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