Lack of appetite in seniors can be blamed on many factors, from dental problems that make chewing painful to side effects of medication. Other possible causes include depression, dementia and the simple fact that older people often lose their sense of taste, making food boring and unenjoyable. The cause also might not be physical at all.
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Two letters show up more than the others when reading about older adults and senior nutrition. Those letters are B and D, as in vitamins B12 and D.
Perhaps because taste buds don’t work as well, or because medications interfere with the flavors of food, some seniors turn to salt and sugar to make their diets more palatable. Here are a few tips for making healthier, yet tasty, choices.
Winter is back, and so is cold and flu season. Help protect yourself by eating a diet full of cold-fighting foods.
Your mom seems more confused than usual, and she’s uncharacteristically short-tempered. Before you start worrying about the onset of dementia, consider whether something far less chronic – a urinary tract infection – could be to blame.
Looking for a fun way to spend a chilly winter day? All you have to do is act like a kid again. The same games we enjoyed as children can boost brain power in older adults.
Like every other part of our bodies, nails on both our fingers and toes are affected by age, and they can benefit from a little extra attention.
Researchers estimate that more than 1.5 million Americans are living with glaucoma and don’t even know it. One of them could be you.
January can be a tough month, especially for older adults who have difficulty getting out of the house in the ice and snow. But all it takes is a little effort and creativity to perk up your winter.
If you still think of your local library as a building full of dusty books and kindergarten storytimes, you’re missing out on a whole new world.