As skin ages, it becomes more sensitive, losing some of the underlying layers of fat and making damage to this organ more visible. Additionally, bruises, cuts, and even sunburns can take longer to heal on older adults than younger people. In addition to cosmetic damage, older adults need to be aware of skin safety concerns such as melanoma, minimizing the risk of sunburn, and what to wear outside to protect themselves.
Griswold Home Care has put together a list of informational resources to help you learn how to help the senior in your life protect themselves from the sun. Arm yourself with information about light sensitivity in seniors, as well as which medications may make them more predisposed to sun sensitivity. We hope you find this information useful.
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