How to Help Your Aging Parent Get Proper Nutrition

How to Help Your Aging Parent Get Proper Nutrition

    It isn’t uncommon for a person to eat significantly less as they get older. Your aging parent may eat less because he/she is less active, which can lead to decreased appetite, or because he/she isn’t able to prepare food. However, even though your aging parent isn’t burning as many calories, she still needs to take in proper nutrition to maintain a healthy body weight and remain strong. How to Help Your Aging Parent Get Proper Nutrition Malnutrition is common in seniors, which can affect their risk for diseases and their ability to fight disease. Some things caregivers can do

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How a New Tool from Neuroscience Can Improve Memory in Aging Adults

By the year 2035, the 2018 U.S. Census Bureau has estimated that adults over the age of 65 will outnumber children under the age of 18. The trend, often referred to as “the graying of America,” has multiple mental healthcare implications. Foremost among them: meeting the care needs of a population that, at 65 years and older, inevitably suffers from much higher rates of memory loss and dementia. Age is the #1 predictor of memory problems, after all, so as Americans live longer, their growing seniority makes them more prone to changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia

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How to Keep a Productive Mindset During the Whole Day

Nowadays, everybody is busy. Even little children are busy with their own things. Most adults wake up every morning with tons of activities waiting to be performed. As a father, CEO, essay writer or lawyer, you know what I’m talking about. The only people who succeed in this world are those who know how to manage their time and productivity effectively. People who can’t manage their time well never get the most important things done and this pulls them down like a sea anchor. If you’ve been struggling to maintain a productive mindset, you’ve come to the right place. Today,

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Does Eating Organic Make a Difference?

If you’ve ever wondered if organic food really is better for you, there’s a large new study with another answer. Researchers published their findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association in December 2018. The researchers followed 68,946 French adults for an average of 5 years each. They wanted to know if the adults who ate organic food most often had less risk of cancer than those who ate it least often. By the end of the study, here’s what they found: The people who ate organic food most often had a 25% less risk of getting cancer than

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Tips finding the Right Therapist or Counselor

When you decide you need someone to talk to, know that finding the right therapist can take a bit of research and time. But, once you have found a professional you are comfortable with, it will be easier to achieve the life changes you desire. In fact you may find a personal consultant is a better fit, there are differences between talk therapists and personal consultants. Talk to people you trust and do a bit of research to find the right therapist for you. Seek a Specialist When you are considering who might be a good fit, think about why

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Scary Link Between Fractures and Fatalities

You’ve probably heard how a hip fracture can change your life in the blink of an eye. In fact, nearly 1 in 4 people pass away within a year of fracturing a hip. The International Osteoporosis Foundation reports more bleak numbers: 40% of hip fracture patients can no longer walk without help; a full 60% require assistance within a year; and 1 in 3 lose their independence and end up in an assisted living facility by year’s end. Yet the largest study of its kind shows any fracture after age 45 can mean the worst...   Scary Link Between Fractures and

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Exercises That Help Slow Aging

How Exercise Helps your Body and Brain

Getting older might inhibit how much you can exercise, but even small, gentle bouts of fitness go a long way to making your body and mind more youthful. A Swedish study found that physical activity is the main contributor to a longer life, even if you only start working out during your later years! Here are some of the best “fountain of youth” exercises to add to your day. Exercises That Help Slow Aging Squat! Simple squatting exercises are great for strengthening your legs, which in turn keeps your mind young. Yes, really. According to a study published in Gerontology that monitored

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Fasting Helps Slow Aging

Fasting Helps Slow Aging

What is the answer to a healthy long life?  Some may say its being active, while some may say it is what we eat.  Well science is trying to find an answer to this question and turns out the answer to long life is rather "How we eat". Think back to our ancestors, and I mean  way back. These people didn’t have food readily available to them at all times so they would go through periods of “fasting” until their next meal. Well, this idea of fasting for a period of time is being heavily researched and the findings may

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Gout and Seniors

Gout and Seniors

Gout is a condition caused by the crystallization of uric acid in the joints which ends up causing irregularities and inflammation in the affected joints and these are normally accompanied with extreme pain. The condition can last from a few hours to days to several weeks, and since making it go away completely is never easy, managing it and reducing exposure to the predisposing factors is an ideal way to deal with it. It is primarily an adult condition which tends to affect more men than women. Gout and seniors How gout affects seniors Seniors are faced with various health challenges

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