Maintaining skin health in older people

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Abstract

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> Skin care for older people

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> Approaches to skin assessment

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> Methods of promoting skin health in older people

Cowdell F, Radley K (2012) Maintaining skin health in older people. Nursing Times; 108: 49, 16–20.

The article examines general skin care for older people, skin barrier function and the skin changes associated with the ageing process. Skin assessment and the use of washing products and emollients are discussed. Methods by which older people and nursing staff can help to promote and improve skin health are identified.

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