Dermatologists Offer 5 Helpful Anti-Aging Tips

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Beauty is only skin deep. It’s a very subjective and psychological thing more than anything else. But it means something to everyone. Most people want to keep their smooth, healthy, young-looking skin as long as possible. But how best to do that?

In this article we provide some basic tips suggested by dermatologists for helping to keep your skin looking young for longer, or hide the signs of age.

The effects of aging on the skin is a problem for senior men and women alike.

Aging is a certainty for everyone, but some factors are within your power to control or slow.

These are not tips that simply apply to the elderly, but would wisely be adopted by young people as well. The earlier you start thinking about preserving your beautiful skin, the better! Below we will list a guide for things to start doing as well as things to stop doing to achieve healthy skin.

 

  1. Diet Can Effect Your Skin as Well as Your Weight

There are several diet tips we can offer to preserve healthy skin. It should come as no surprise that sugars and processed foods are bad. They are not only bad for weight, but also hinder the body’s biochemical processes for producing dermal cells. Drinking one liter of water every day is a great way to purify and cleanse the body and keep skin at its best. Eating Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids (which can be found in olive oil, flaxseed, and salmon) is proven to help keep the top layer of your skin that produces moisture functioning great!

  1. Beware of Too Much UV Ray Exposure

It’s hard to overstate the importance of applying sunblock. Too much exposure to the sun’s UV rays not only increases the chances of skin cancer, but also accelerates the aging processes for skin. Sunburns can damage your body’s elastin and decrease your amount of collagen, which leads to drooping skin and wrinkles.

 

  1. Take Retinoid Vitamins

Doctors agree that the current best types of topical creams for repairing the aging process are Retinoid-based. Retinoids are rich in Vitamin-A, which can help boost collagen production, increase skin cell turnover, and even unclog pores. If you are interested, ask your doctor if a Retinoid-based product is right for your skin.

 

  1. Adjust Your Morning / Night Routine

In order to make a serious concerted effort to help restore your skin, you will probably need to make alterations to certain aspects of your daily routine. Managing the products applied to your skin is a great anti-aging precaution.  Do your best to start the day off applying sunscreen before you go out in the morning. Do not go to bed with makeup on, letting it sit on your face longer than needed.

 

  1. Mind Your Cosmetics

There are cosmetic procedures that can help regenerate skin. You can exfoliate your skin from home through the use of facials or microdermabrasion creams applied to the face. These Peel products can serve to help your skin look brighter and refreshed. Of course, makeup is an effective anti-aging tool for hiding wrinkles or age marks after you have tried everything else. Just keep in mind that if your don’t wash it off properly, it can be counter-effective by harming skin.

 

Undiagnosed Dementia: The Risk of Not Knowing

 

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We so often wait until there’s a problem before we take action on something serious. We tell ourselves that no news is good news. It’s scary to go in for a check up, because, what if something really is wrong? We don’t need that kind of stress. We ignore warning signs or rationalize them away. We don’t want things to change.

Unfortunately, for many seniors in America, the risk of not knowing can be too great. Living with undiagnosed dementia can lead to a number of potentially dangerous scenarios and unsafe behavior that can be easily prevented and taken precaution against.

Research shows that Undiagnosed adults with Alzheimer’s were more than two times as likely to undertake actions that put themselves in danger than seniors who had been formally diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Age 65 is a good year to begin regular check ups (perhaps yearly) to be safe, not just to be reassured about undiagnosed Alzheimer’s but a good number of other conditions that become increasingly common in elders.

Examples of “unsafe behavior” may include (but are not limited to):

-Forgetting to take other medicines, or forgetting you have already taken them.

-Neglecting duties to manage important finances.

-Accidents while driving due to unawareness of surroundings.

 

These problems often occur because a senior is not aware that they have the problem at all. And that allows these kinds of issues to happen at their worst. Seniors who have been diagnosed with dementia often implement precautions into their daily routines meant to help reminding them they need to stay on task, take certain medications, and avoid potentially threatening or dangerous scenarios. Or at least have help (hired or otherwise) around to care for and cover for them.

If you are an adult child of a senior who is showing signs of dementia or extreme changes in behavior, it may be time to have a talk with them. They may or may not be aware of these changes themselves, or they may be afraid to take the sometimes inconvenient next step in going through with the lifestyle alterations that handling dementia and Alzheimer’s will require.

Idea: Revive Old Holiday Traditions in Memory of Mom

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Sometimes good smells around the holidays bring back memories, or songs on the radio, or old shows on TV. Suddenly, you might find yourself catapulted into some cozy point in your childhood that made for special memories.

You might recall a tasty treat that your mother always used to make, or a cute holiday special your family would gather round the sofa to watch every year. There might be some kind of craft your household made a group project of to decorate your home in a unique way. As family dynamics change over the years, many traditions fall by the wayside, and new ones often take their place. But sometimes, it might be fun to revive something fun and nostalgic this year.

Even if your dear mother has passed away, or lives too far away to visit this holiday season, then reviving an old family tradition from your own childhood might be a great thing to do in her honor. You can introduce the grandkids to things you used to love and made your childhood memorable. The best traditions are ones that everyone can be a part of. Get out Mom’s old recipe book and let the young’uns have a blast making a happy mess garnishing grandma’s famous Christmas cookies with bright colored frosting. The best tasting holiday treats are made with love, and so are the best memories.

Apart from your own beloved traditions you remember growing up, ask your spouse what he or she can remember from their own childhood. You both might collaborate to come up with an amazing holiday tradition that works for your own family. My dad had a tradition of putting elves on the shelves back in his childhood, and my mom’s family always popped real authentic popcorn the old fashioned way over the fireplace. These traditions were brought into our household when I was a child. While other traditions from their young days were scrapped.

Who knows what I’ll decide to keep for my own family when the time comes to start a family. But I’ve got a great wealth of traditions to choose from, and I’m sure you do too.

How To Find Alzheimer’s Support Groups

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Support is out there. You might be amazed for find how many people in your community share the same struggle with Alzheimer’s and dementia and seek an outlet to offer and receive support from others. Across the country, countless seniors find these support groups helpful in numerous ways. They provide emotional comfort, social interaction, and even medical tips from those who have been in the fight for a longer time than you.
Professionals recommend support groups to every senior facing the effects of this unsettling condition.

What Are Alzheimer’s Support Groups?

Depending on how the one in your community has been organized, they may occur weekly, monthly, or bimonthly. They are open to anyone to join and are almost always free of charge to attend. Typical length of a meeting is two hours, where anywhere between six and twenty people will share there experience, story, and advice to anyone who will listen.

Who will you find at Alzheimer’s Support Groups?

Usually, support groups are led by authorities on dementia illnesses, such as medical doctors, highly experienced caregivers, or social workers with therapeutic training. The people who attend are often elderly affected by the disease in early stages trying to learn how to cope or how to prepare. Adult children may attend to educate themselves on their senior loved one’s condition. Additionally, caretakers often join to get tips for how best to assist the seniors with Alzheimer’s that they serve on a daily basis.

 

What Happens At Alzheimer’s Support Group Meetings?

Sometimes the format of the support group will vary. It may be a formal event with a talk being given by a renown doctor or other professional to impart wisdom and share the message of hope. Other times, it can be a therapeutic group session where attendees can share their experience and get to know the others relationally.

While the Internet is always a great place to get answers to questions, many people find support group to be a great place to get answers to the questions you can’t find online. Things that only people who know where you’re coming from can answer with genuine empathy and inspiring hope. Caregivers can use it as an outlet for the stress that the job might be causing them, getting encouragement and guidance from others in their shoes.

 

Where to Find An Alzheimer’s Support Group

Support groups are typically organized by the Alzheimer’s Association, and held at churches, chapels, hospitals and other local venues. Apart from their website, you may ask your family doctor whether any effective support groups have been organized in the area that you may be referred to.