As our loved ones get older, we may discover changes in their behavior. Such changes may include indifference or an aversion to changing clothes on a regular basis, bathing, or fixing one’s hair. This can be more than just a one-time occurrence, as some older adults may exhibit dramatic changes in hygiene habits.
Your skin: It's the largest organ in the body and the only one that's readily visible to you and the rest of the world. Skin provides attractive packaging that also protects your body from the elements. As middle age approaches your skin also provides the first clues that your body is getting older.
The skin is the first organ to show visible signs of the aging process, such as: wrinkles around the eyes and lines on the forehead; dry, thin, fragile, itchy, sagging skin; thinning hair, baldness; rough skin that bruises easily; longer healing process; and decrease in perspiration.
These changes in the skin occur in almost everyone as they age and are a normal part of the aging process.