Sunday, January 15, 2006

hygiene, personal

As people grow older sometimes they feel that their appearance is not important anymore. For many people, a physical handicap, failing eyesight, or a loss of the sense of smell may restrict their personal grooming. Cleanliness is important not only for good health and comfort but for better self-esteem.
See also BATHING; FOOT CARE; HAIR CARE; INCONTINENCE; ORAL HYGIENE.
Gillies, J. A Guide to Caring for and Coping with Aging Parents. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1981.

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