Category Archives: Health and Fitness

Here’s Technology That Can Improve Everyday Life for Older Adults

Technology—some days, it makes your life easier. Other days, it seems to create more problems than it’s worth. That said, there are some types of technology that can help the lives of older adults in your life. Here are a few devices you could consider for older loved ones that should simplify some parts of…
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What Are the Different Forms of Dementia?

When someone talks about a loved one or acquaintance with memory loss and confusion, they may typically say that the person has Alzheimer’s disease. However, did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is actually just one form of memory loss? Although Alzheimer’s is the most common type of memory loss, it’s not the only one. Alzheimer’s…
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Why Does Alzheimer’s Disease Affect More Women Than Men?

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s, which is a form of dementia, affects about 5.5 million Americans, according to the National Institute on Aging. Most of those who have it are age 65 or older, and about two-thirds of them are women. In fact, women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop…
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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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Here’s How to Prepare for Flu Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic numbers in Florida are trending down as of early September, but health experts fear that they will rise again this fall and winter.  In addition, the fall and winter brings us to the flu season, another serious potential threat to public health. In fact, about 8% of people get sick from the…
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