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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Staying Healthy - Foot Care

Foot care

Healthy feet are essential if the person with dementia is to remain mobile and active. The following tips should help.

Make sure the person is wearing well-fitting shoes - although slippers are comfortable, they should not be worn for more than a few hours at a time, as they don't offer enough support.

Address problems such as corns or ingrown toenails by consulting a chiropodist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.  Make sure the person's feet are kept clean and dry, with toenails cut short. A chiropodist can help with cutting toenails if you find it difficult.

Contact the GP in case of other problems - for example, if any part of the foot becomes swollen or painful, or if the skin changes colour.
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