Tips for Seniors

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...

Volunteer and Its Surprising Benefits

Volunteer and Its Surprising Benefits

Tips for SeniorsHelping Yourself While Helping Others With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the...

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