Sunday, February 28, 2010

Why the Obsession with the Bowels?!


Does every conversation with your elders involve the state of their bowels? Listen in on the conversations with their friends and you'll find out more than you ever wanted to know about them as well.
Why oh why do they obsess? And then they eat too many prunes or take to many laxatives and end up with diarrhea! They need to understand that as they age and the body slows down, so will the everyday functions. They may not need to go every day and they can cause more problems than good with the laxatives. Fiber can turn to cement if they don't drink liquids. Read more...

I also have a discussion about this issue in my book.... The Everything Guide to Caring for Aging Parents.... click on the link in the sidebar to purchase a copy.