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  • Feeding Tubes for the Elderly: Pros and Cons Because there are countless reasons a person might need a feeding tube, the range of advantages and disadvantages can be just as wide. But what different kinds of tubes are there, and what kind of risks or complications can you expect along the way? Learning more about the ... Continue Reading
  • Malnutrition in Elderly Adults Malnutrition in elderly adults can be a serious condition if it is not recognized and treated. Malnutrition in the aging community is not always detected easily. Older adults naturally tend to eat less, and many lose interest in food. A diminished appetite can be dismissed ... Continue Reading
  • How to Stop Chronic Diarrhea in Elderly Adults Diarrhea can be quite irksome, especially for older adults. When it comes to chronic diarrhea, you can also experience other debilitating symptoms, such as fever and nausea. However, there are things you can keep in mind to prevent and treat it. In this post, we will take a ... Continue Reading
  • Loss of Appetite: How to Increase Appetite in Elderly Adults While an occasional loss of appetite is nothing to be worried about, a consistent loss of appetite can become a serious health risk. And there are quite a few reasons why seniors can start eating less. But fortunately, there are nearly just as many ways to increase appetite ... Continue Reading
  • Summer Menu Ideas for Elderly Adults The temperatures are getting warmer and it’s important now more than ever to stay hydrated. However, heat can reduce appetite and older adults feel less thirsty than young people. Furthermore, seniors lose more water as their muscle mass and their kidney function decreases. ... Continue Reading
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