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A guide to developing healthy nutrition for elders.   Maintaining healthy nutrition is often more challenging for older adults. Seniors often have unique health needs. This can make getting the right nutrition difficult. With age, our metabolism slows and you may not be as interested in food...

Understand important cancer statistics and find out ways to prevent cancer plus resources for cancer survivors and caregivers. A suspicious lump, nagging cough, or skin mole may be nothing more than an unfounded health concern or unsightly cosmetic condition. For many millions of people, however, these...

The classic grocery-store question: Do I need to go organic or not?   Supermarkets import produce and foods from around the world and domestically, often over long distances. This modern-day convenience offers great variety and endless choice. However, elders will inevitably find more chemicals, hormones, pesticides, and...

Joint pain and other conditions can make exercising the last thing seniors want to do. Water exercises can relieve arthritis and joint pain and increase muscle mass.   Pool (aquatic) exercise can provide many benefits. Plus, it's an ideal environment to exercise throughout the year. Water buoyancy...

Understand the connection between hearing loss and increased risk of dementia in elders and how you can proceed.   The ability to hear touches all aspects of our lives. From an individual’s emotional and physical well-being to their activities and professional career they enjoy outside of work,...

Strokes can be life threatening. Look out for warning signs and take action to prevent risks.   Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Every year, approximately 600,000 strokes are reported. Additionally, its the leading cause of long-term disability in adults. Commonly, a...

This potentially serious condition can reveal itself in surprising ways. Here’s what elders should know.   Your whole life you've been told you are a snorer. But at what point could it be more than just a bad case of snoring?  Sleep apnea in older adult patients often...

Make small changes to stay at a healthy weight.   Are you an older adult and struggling to lose weight? Alternatively, have you noticed that your diet hasn’t changed but you seem to be putting on weight? Managing weight can be a real challenge for seniors and...

Millions of individuals of the "sandwich generation" provide care to elder loved ones while managing other priorities like raising families and a career.   Almost 25.5 million Americans who care for someone 50 and over are also working. Working caregivers often like to keep their working life...