Senior Nutrition: Special Nutrient Needs of Older Adults

Senior Nutrition: Special Nutrient Needs of Older Adults

As adults grow older, their nutritional needs change as well. This means that proper senior nutrition is not the same compared to when adults were in their 20s or 30s. By the time adults reach their 50s, their bodies go through numerous changes that makes their old diets obsolete. This means that understanding proper senior nutrition starts with knowing how the body changes and what type of nutrients work best.

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How to Help Your Parents Connect with Technology

How to Help Your Parents Connect with Technology

With the rush of changes caused in large part by advancements in digital technology, it is difficult enough for younger people to keep up with the latest devices and services. For parents and those in the older generations, the changes may be too much for them to properly cope. So, it is little wonder that many seniors simply ignore the new advances. Understanding how to help your parents connect with technology may be one of the best gifts you can provide for them.

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Aging Parents and Depression

Aging Parents and Depression

The number of seniors who experience depression ranges in the millions. The issue of aging parents and depression goes hand-in-hand for many and often goes undiagnosed. A cranky senior may be one suffering from the effects of depression. The signs of irritation, loss of appetite, worrying about dying, and sadness often go unnoticed or are misdiagnosed for seniors.

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Spring Health Tips for Seniors

Spring Health Tips for Seniors

Coming out from a long, cold winter brings feelings of joy and renewal when spring arrives. This is especially true for seniors who may use this time to take steps to improve their health and wellbeing. Whether you live at home or in a senior community, what follows are some spring health tips for seniors that can provide a little more energy, focus, and joy to your days.

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Stay Heart Healthy This February With These Tips

Stay Heart Healthy This February With These Tips

The signs of February coming are obvious. Perhaps most notably with the appearance of paper hearts, chocolate boxes, and roses that are associated with Valentine’s Day. However, it is also the coldest month of the year which keeps many people inside and away from exercise. While downing a few pieces of chocolate is fine for most people, including a few healthy tips for seniors, who are the most vulnerable to heart disease.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

For seniors starting off the new year, there are many resolutions that can be made towards better health and wellbeing. This is why when New Year’s resolutions for seniors focus on their needs, it provides benefits that last for a lifetime. What follows are just a few resolutions that are easy to follow and offer considerable results.

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Preparing for Flu Season - Tips for Seniors

Preparing for Flu Season – Tips for Seniors

The cool breezes and turning of the leaves signals that fall has arrived. Along with the coming of Halloween and Thanksgiving, fall also brings the start of flu season. For seniors, this can be a difficult time of the year since they are more vulnerable to the effects of the flu. What follows are a few tips you can employ to minimize catching the flu this season.

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Caring for a Loved One at Home

Caring for a Loved One at Home

Around the country, millions of seniors have care provided for them in the comfort of their homes. Whether offered by a family member or outside agency or individual, the home care provided allows for seniors to maintain their independent status inside their own residence. While home caregiving is the most popular way to provide for the needs of seniors, there are still guidelines that must be followed if the care is going to be appropriate. Here are a few tips that will help you provide the best home care for your loved one.

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