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       CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6                  and less flexible.                    droopier and bottom heavy.            key or whether you locked the
         apparent. Skin can also become  •   Mobility and balance: A person’s  •  Teeth and gums:  Teeth can              door are a normal part of aging.
         more dry and itchy as a result of    mobility and balance can be           become more weak, brittle,  •   Immunity:  The body’s immune
         less natural skin oil production.    affected  by  various  age  related   and dry. Salivary glands pro-         system can get weaker with age.
       •   Bones, joints, and muscles:        changes.  Bone,  joint,  and  mus-    duce less saliva. Gums can also       Blood cells that fight infections
         Bones typically lose density and     cle problems listed above in          recede (pull back) from the teeth.    (white blood cells) become less
         shrink in size making them more      conjunction with changes in ner-      These changes may result in dry       effective leading to more fre-
         susceptible to fractures (breaks).   vous system are the major con-        mouth, tooth decay, infections,       quent infections.
         Muscles shrink in mass and           tributors to balance problems.        bad breath, tooth loss, and gum  •   Hearing: changes in nerves of
         become weaker. Joints can suf-       Falls may occur resulting in fur-     disease.                              hearing and ear structures can
         fer from normal wear and tear;       ther damage with bruises and        •   Hair and nail: Hair can become      dim hearing and cause age-re-
         joints become inflamed, painful,     fractures.                            thinner and weaker as a person        lated  hearing  loss.  Higher  fre-
                                            •   Body shape: As a result of bony     ages. Dry hair may lead to itch-      quencies become harder to hear.
                                              changes  of  aging,  body  stature    ing  and  discomfort.  Nails  may  •  Vision: Eyes can become drier
                                              can become shorter and curva-         become brittle and unshapely.         and  the  lens  can  lose  its  accu-
                                              ture of the back vertebrae may        Nails can also get dry and form       racy as we age.  Vision can be
                                              be altered. Increased muscle loss     vertical ridges. Toe nail thicken-    affected by these changes and
                                                                                                                          can become blurry and out of
                                                                                    ing (ram’s horn shape) is com-
              OO MUCH
            TOO MUCH                          and reduced fat metabolism can        mon. Nail fungal infections may       focus. Glasses or contact lenses
                                              also occur. Fat can redistribute to
                                                                                                                          can help correct these problems.
                                                                                    occur frequently.
           T  O DO AND                        the abdominal area and buttock      •   Hormones and endocrine glands:  •  Taste and smell: Sense of smell
           TO DO AND
                                              areas. Maintaining an ideal body
                                                                                                                          and,  less  commonly,  sense  of
                                                                                    Hormonal  changes  are seen
                                              weight becomes more difficult.
                T ENOUGH
         NOT ENOUGH                         •   Face: Ageing changes also take      commonly  in  the  elderly.  Most     taste may  fade leading  to poor
                                                                                                                          appetite and weight loss.
                                                                                    common is the hormonal control
                 TIME?                        place in the face. Other than         of blood sugar and carbohydrate  •   Bowel and bladder: Bowel and
                                              wrinkles and age spots, the over-
                                              all  facial  contour  can  change.    metabolism leading to diabetes.       bladder control can cause prob-
                                                                                                                          lems with incontinence (invol-
                                                                                    Thyroid dysfunction  and prob-
          Handyman Services                   Overall loss of volume from           lems with fat and cholesterol         untary loss of feces or urine).
                                              facial bone and fat can result in
                   Sydney                     less tightness of the facial skin     metabolism are also commonly          Additionally, bowel and bladder
                                                                                    encountered. Calcium and vita-
                                                                                                                          habit can change. Constipation
             We have a wide trade             and  sagging. The  face  becomes      min  D  metabolism  may  also         is common in older adults, as
           skill background of staff,                                               become altered. Sexual hor-           are urinary frequency and diffi-
         specialising in maintenance             To Advertise with                  mones reach a low level and can       culty initiating urine.
          rollers, door replacements,  SENIOR                                       lead to erectile dysfunction and  •   Sleep: Sleep patterns can signifi-
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         replacement, all sliding door                                              vaginal dryness.                      cantly change with age. Duration
         and exterior maintenance for  SCENE                                      •   Memory: Problems with mem-          of  sleep, quality of  sleep, and
           painting to sash windows
                                                                                    ory are common in seniors.
                                                                                                                          frequent night time awakening
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                                                                                                                          are commonly seen in seniors.
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