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Absorbent Products for Urinary Incontinence

Absorbent products are items that absorb urine, such as adult diapers, plastic-coated underwear, pads, or panty liners that attach to underwear. Most commercially available items are disposable (such as Depend or Poise). Some absorbent cloths can be washed and reused. Drip collectors that fit over the penis are also…

Abuse in Vulnerable Adults

Adults with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities are more vulnerable than other adults because they are not as independent. They may have a hard time making decisions. Or they may have problems controlling their behavior. Along with older adults, these vulnerable adults have a higher risk of being abused by…

Age-Related Hearing Loss

Age-related hearing loss, known as presbycusis, affects most older adults to some degree. The most frequent cause of age-related hearing loss is the natural breakdown of nerve cells in the inner ear . Sound reaches the inner ear, but the breakdown of nerve cells prevents proper hearing. This is known as sensorineural…

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

What is age-related macular degeneration? Age-related macular degeneration is a disease that causes blurring of your central vision. The blurring happens because of damage to the macula, a small area at the back of the eye . The macula helps you see the fine detail in things that your eyes are focusing on. Macular…

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