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Nutrition & Diet

  • Low Sodium Levels in the Elderly Low Sodium Levels in the Elderly When blood sodium levels become dangerously low, a condition called hyponatremia can occur. Sodium is an electrolyte that helps regulate the amount of water in your cells and the surrounding tissue. It is important to know what causes low ... Continue Reading
  • Nutritional Drinks for Seniors and the Elderly Hardly a commercial break during your favorite show goes by without an ad for some sort of nutritional drink. A humorous ad showing a hungover adult enjoying a children’s electrolyte drink comes to mind, along with numerous other drink options boasting tons of vitamins and ... Continue Reading
  • Healthy Snacks for Elderly Adults A diet rich in protein, carbohydrates, and other nutrients becomes even more important as people age. But does that mean one has to give up tasty treats? Absolutely not. There are plenty of snacks that are not only delicious but good for you as well. In this post, we will ... Continue Reading
  • 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
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