Tips for Seniors

Tips to Stay Healthy and Hydrated

Tips to Stay Healthy and Hydrated

Tips for SeniorsDehydration is a very serious condition for people of any age and happens to be a widespread risk that is easily overlooked, especially for seniors. The next time you feel unusually tired, weak or lightheaded, take a moment to recall how much water or...

Seniors & Pets

Seniors & Pets

Tips for SeniorsMore than any other age group, Senior Citizens need and appreciate the company of a good family pet; especially a dog. When contemplating the possibility of bringing a new dog into a senior’s home, it is important to consider both the age of the senior...

Depression and Seniors: What to Look Out For

Depression and Seniors: What to Look Out For

Tips for SeniorsMental health and depression have been in the spotlight ever since the recent suicide of Robin Williams that so tragically demonstrated no one is immune to the disorder. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that 6.5 million seniors...

Study Sheds Light on Broadening Hunger Problem

Study Sheds Light on Broadening Hunger Problem

Tips for SeniorsDusti Ridge leans on her cane and waits patiently for her number to be called at Bread for the City, a food bank in southeast Washington, D.C. When she hears "56," she steps into the nonprofit group's pantry to find out what she'll be eating for the...

How Much Sodium Do Seniors Need in Their Diets

How Much Sodium Do Seniors Need in Their Diets

Tips for SeniorsAlthough salt and sodium often get a bad reputation in the health and nutrition industry, a small amount of the nutrient is necessary for proper body functioning. Sodium helps maintain fluid balance in the body and is crucial for nerve impulse...

Help a Loved One Eat Right

Help a Loved One Eat Right

Tips for SeniorsIt may take a little work to figure out what's keeping your loved one from eating, but once you do, you can help. Two experts -- Mary Fennell Lyles, MD, and geriatrics dietitian Dixie Yow, RD -- offer these tips to make sure your loved one is getting...

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