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Skin Getting Older

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It's easier to get pressure ulcers as skin gets older

Everyone's body changes as they get older. Skin changes, too. When skin gets older, it's easier to get a pressure ulcer (which is what a doctor or nurse calls a pressure sore or bedsore). Two of the people who helped with this project, Dave and Helen, got more pressure ulcers as they got older.