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  • Sudden Voice Change in Elderly Adults Our voices naturally change over the course of our lives, and these types of changes are often nothing to worry about. But when it comes to seniors, voice problems can take on entirely new characteristics, and it can be important to distinguish between changes that occur ... Continue Reading
  • Involuntary Grunting in Elderly Adults: What's the Cause? An elderly person making grunting noises might be doing it for a thousand different reasons. In fact, vocally disruptive behavior is a trait found among as many as 40% of nursing home residents. It can be a consequence of dementia. It can also be a consequence of movement ... Continue Reading
  • Cognitive Changes in Elderly Adults It is an unfortunate fact of aging that our bodies simply do not work the same way at age 65 that they did at age 25. On one hand, this is great news. Puberty, for example, is not a life stage anyone misses. But just like you can’t run as fast at 60 as you could at 30, our ... Continue Reading
  • How Often Should an Elderly Person Urinate? As we grow older, we develop reduced kidney function, weaker bladder muscles, and a variety of other things which can incline us to new patterns in urination. Some of these differences are natural and expected, while others are something to be concerned about. But whether ... Continue Reading
  • Buying a House With an Elderly Parent: Pros and Cons Can I buy a house with my dad? Is buying a house with my mom possible? Like so many things in life, these questions appear much simpler than they are. Deciding to buy a house for elderly parents can be a great idea – but only in the right circumstances. Because buying a ... Continue Reading
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