Category Archives: Health and Fitness

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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Older Adults Can Get ADHD, Too

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has become so commonly known, it’s often now just called ADD or ADHD. You may know a kid or has it, or you may even have a kid who has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. However, did you know that ADHD can also occur in older adults? Just like having ADHD can…
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7 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Cool This Summer

It’s hot out! That’s no secret this time of year, especially in Florida, but it bears extra repeating if you are a senior or if you are caring for a senior. Those over age 65 are more prone to heat-related problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here’s why: Older people more…
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MourningAmerica.org Brings Light To Losses from COVID-19

As of July 7th, more than 130,000 people in the U.S. have died due to COVID-19. Because of the rapid spread of the virus and the inability to have a proper burial for many of those lost, it may feel as if those losses are, well, lost in the shuffle of life. The founders of…
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