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Nutrition and the Older Adult: Which Foods Improve or Protect Memory?

Can food choices help improve your memory? It’s a question researchers have been exploring. Some believe a diet including healthy amounts of certain foods may even help prevent or delay the onset of dementia.

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Heart-Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips for Seniors

Grocery shopping can take a real bite out of an older adult’s budget. With grocery stores getting bigger and carrying everything from clothing to housewares, it’s easy to see why. Staying on track with your budget and dietary goals requires careful planning. We have a few suggestions to make that a little easier.

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Creative Ideas to Help Single Seniors Eat Healthy

When it comes to aging well, few factors are more important than what you eat. While a balanced diet can help you maintain a healthy weight and prevent muscle loss, an unhealthy diet has the opposite effect.

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7 Steps to Summer Hydration for Seniors

Summer provides opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. After a long winter stuck inside, a lot of people look forward to it. From picnics and barbecues to outdoor concerts and beach trips, many people spend summer largely outside.

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Vitamin C and the Role it Plays in Healthy Aging

Most of us associate the need for vitamin C with cold and flu season. It pumps up the immune system, helping fight off some types of viruses. But vitamin C does so much more than prevent colds.

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Can Aromatherapy Help Stimulate Appetite in a Senior?

Maintaining a healthy weight is important at every age. It helps prevent heart disease, builds core strength, maintains joint health, and more. While many people associate weight management with losing weight, for some seniors it can actually mean putting on a few pounds.

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What Might Be Putting You at Higher Risk for Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four deaths is due to a heart-related condition. While some heart problems are the result of genetic risk factors, others are related to lifestyle choices.

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How to Prevent Winter Weight Gain

Whether you are a senior or a caregiver for one, you might find the winter months a tough time of year to manage your weight. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University say people gain an average of 5 to 7 pounds during winter months. For adults with chronic health conditions like heart disease or diabetes, that kind of weight gain can be dangerous.

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