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Why Are Seniors More Likely to Experience Malnutrition?

Malnutrition Awareness Week took place on Oct. 5 to 9, so this is a great time of year to shine a spotlight on senior malnutrition. Seniors are often disproportionately affected by malnutrition. Why is that? Here are a few of the reasons: 1. Seniors often experience a loss of appetite due to a slowing metabolism.…
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4 Vitamins and Minerals Needed by Seniors

As you get older, your body’s need for certain vitamins and minerals change. This can happen for several reasons: Your metabolism slows down, so you may have less of an appetite. This can affect your nutrition.Food may taste different—in particular, sweet and salty flavors are the first to diminish with age. This can change what…
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Fall into Fall Fun With Sarasota and Bradenton Activities for Seniors

The COVID-19 pandemic may limit what you’re able to do in the Bradenton and Sarasota area this fall, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with sitting at home all the time and watching TV. In fact, there are some dynamic in-person and virtual events that may be of interest to area seniors. The in-person events…
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Seniors Struggling With Depression Due to Pandemic Isolation

As the COVID-19 pandemic has led us all to stay at home for long stretches of time, it also has caused a growing number of people, including seniors, to feel depressed due to isolation. Seniors are already more prone to depression due to certain life factors, such as waning independence, decreasing physical abilities, and chronic…
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Caregivers: 6 Tips to Help With Your Mental Health

If you’re a caregiver, you may find it rewarding and challenging to care for a senior loved one who needs your help. However, the many hours of physical and emotional stress that come with caregiving can add up, taking a toll on your mental health. This could lead you to feel burnt out, so you’re…
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