If you have a parent with Alzheimer's disease, talking with them becomes more difficult as the illness progresses. You'll need to use some of the same techniques that professionals who specialize in Alzheimer's care employ to stay connected with your parent. Here are some of those approaches to continue communicating effectively with your aging parent.
1. Get Rid of Distractions
Your parent will have difficulty staying focused on your conversation if there are other sounds or visual stimuli around them.
It's common to go through a range of emotions when you get your first pair of hearing aids. If you're like most people, you're thankful that you'll have the ability to hear well again, but you aren't so sure how much you like the actual hearing aids. It's normal to go through an adjustment period. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to make the process easier.
Cataracts are one of the most common eye diseases in the United States. According to The National Eye Institute, by the time they become 80, more than half of all Americans will have cataracts or have had surgery for the condition. However, if you take proper care of your vision, you can lower your risk of developing this disease. Here are five tips for preventing cataracts.
Wear Your Sunglasses
When you go out into the sun, you should not just protect your skin.
For the longest time, the American Dental Association (ADA) and other dental groups advised parents to begin brushing their children's teeth with fluoride toothpaste starting when the kids turned two years old. However, in 2014, the organization made a surprising change to their recommendations and now tells parents to start as early as when their babies' first tooth comes in. Here's more information about this change in stance.
The Research Behind the Change
Getting a tummy tuck is a life-changing experience. You get the belly you've always wanted, and can feel sexy and confident in yourself. A tummy tuck may be a cosmetic procedure, but it should still be treated the same way as any other major surgery should. This means you need to limit your physical activity, get plenty of rest, and do what you can to manage your pain. Your tummy tuck success lies in what you do (and don't do).