It’s pretty common that as we get older we find it harder to hear the television, radio, or even a conversation that we are taking part in. Sometimes background noise may interfere with us hearing a discussion at a restaurant or some other social gathering. The question is: how do we help our ears hear what’s around us? Through the use of assistive technology we can now hear our family and friends and be part of their discussions, hear what’s on television (without annoying everybody in the room), or just our telephone; cordless or cell.
As the old commercial states “reach out and touch someone,” but as we age phoning a friend or family member can become a little more difficult. Hearing loss can make everyday conversations, watching TV, or simply calling a grandchild a very frustrating endeavor. Depending on your level of loss, there are plenty of technology aids to help you communicate with your loved ones.
Winter weather can bring beautiful snow laden landscapes as well as playgrounds for sledding, ice-skating, and skiing. While that is the upside to a winter wonderland, having to go outside and deal with the snow and ice during our everyday lives can lead to some hidden dangers. But with some foresight and precaution we can survive the cold, dark months of winter safely and securely.
There can be many possible factors behind the development of hand arthritis, such as natural aging, genetics, or repetitive stress on the hands. Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritic hands. However, there are some of the best products for arthritis in hands that can reduce and relieve pain and help one live a better-quality lifestyle.
Adult cleansing wipes are quintessential in dealing with incontinence or ostomy. Wet wipes soothe agitated and irritable skin and help maintain personal hygiene. Body cleansing wipes come in several varieties. These are scented unscented, disposable, reusable, and even flushable wipes.
As we age, urine leakage can become more prevalent. Sneezing, laughing, and coughing can cause a small amount of urine to leak. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a proactive way to avoid this problem? Pelvic floor exercises are the answer. Let's explore what our pelvic floor is, and what you can do to ensure it is strong and resilient.
Type I and Type II diabetes are related to how our body either doesn’t produce insulin or can’t absorb it in our cells. That’s the main difference between the two and both types of diabetes can lead to complications that can be life-threatening if left untreated for an extended period of time.
External Catheter for men is less likely to cause CAUTI and catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and they are more comfortable and available to be used at home by the patient. Male external catheters are easy to use and cause fewer movement restrictions than indwelling or intermittent catheters. And mostly, they are non-invasive.
There is a lot more that goes into choosing a urinary catheter than many realize. While size is the most considered feature, there are many more aspects and benefits that you should be aware of when choosing a catheter. Overall, intermittent catheters are for urinary retention, while indwelling catheters and external catheters are used for urinary incontinence.