Monthly Archives: June 2014

Other facial changes seniors don’t like

Besides sagging skin and skin spots, elderly individuals are not very fond of the fact that their teeth begin to go bad, sometimes the teeth themselves, sometimes the gums begin to recede – which does nothing to help the teeth. … Continue reading

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Face changes

Not only do the internal features of human beings change, the exterior has many changes as well. One of those changes is the appearance of our faces and necks. As our muscle tone changes and our skin thins, our faces … Continue reading

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Thin skin is a culprit

As we age, our skin gets thinner. Because of thinner skin, we can develop an increased sensitivity – even to light touch. If your client is experiencing signs of change in touch, pain, or issues with standing or walking, it … Continue reading

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Health issues affect the sense of touch

The sense of touch can easily be changed if certain nutrients are not present on a regular basis in an elder’s diet. Another change can be because of severe medical issues such as diabetes; nerve damage or brain trauma such … Continue reading

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The sense of touch

Many people would bypass touch as an actual sense, unless they were to associate it with pain. The sense of touch also makes us aware of our surroundings, like the temperature, our body position, any pressure we may feel or … Continue reading

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Can taste and smell loss harm elders?

While taste and smell help us either enjoy or stay away from certain things that we dislike or that could potentially be harmful to us, food included, it is not necessarily dangerous. The worst that can happen is that a … Continue reading

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How our noses change our senses

  Our sense of smell is also linked to our sense of taste. Smell and taste work in combination with one another. Where odors alert our sense of taste, smell actually begins at the nerve endings that are high up … Continue reading

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