Seniors: Consider Adding These Five Vitamins to Your Daily Routine

Five VitaminsTake just a moment and think of how your senior loved ones were feeling during your last visit. Were they full of energy, vigor and vim, ready to take life on with enthusiasm? Or were they lethargic, sluggish, complaining of feeling weary and worn out? Physical complications and illnesses aside, feeling run down and fatigued is not a normal aspect of aging, but can simply be an indicator of poor nutrition.

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Malnourished Seniors Who We May Think are Eating “Just Fine”

Malnourished SeniorsWe all know that there is a difference between eating an apple and an apple fritter. Thirst can be quenched by a “Co-Cola” or a glass of grapefruit juice, but that doesn’t mean they are the same.

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“Barbecue Chicken, Black-Eyed Peas and a Side of Okra – Order up!”

senior nutritionIf you’re from Atlanta, you know food. Throughout Georgia, history and geography have combined to make our culinary traditions some of the most diverse and delightful in the country. Most people don’t even realize how unique our food culture is in Atlanta until they travel elsewhere. Order tea anywhere else and find out for yourself. Lots of people in the United States have never even heard of a boiled peanut, let alone tried one.

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Can You Hear Me Now? A New Phone-Based Hearing Test for Seniors

Hearing Test for SeniorsAs we age, some degree of hearing impairment is normal. In fact, as many as a third of senior Americans experience hearing impairment; however, most are hesitant to get their hearing tested, whether due to denial, fear, cost, etc.

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How Seemingly Polite Ageism Affects Senior Health

Ageism Affects Senior Health When you think of ageism, you likely think of something negative, such as calling someone a derogatory term, like “geezer,” or “old man.” However, ageism often comes in a seemingly polite package as well. You’ve likely heard, or maybe even said something like the following to an older adult: “You’ve been married for 60 years? That’s so adorable!” or “Happy 80th birthday, ‘young’ lady!”

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New Alzheimer’s Treatment Moves to Next Level of Testing

Alzheimer’s Treatment A new and potentially extremely beneficial Alzheimer’s treatment is about to move into its next level of testing. Recently, the National Institutes of Health announced that the experimental drug BPN14770 is poised to begin clinical trials on human subjects. BPN14770 appears to have less potential side effects than its precursor, rolipram, and the new drug also shows promising results in enhancing memory and cognitive performance in mice impacted by Alzheimer’s.

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Positive Aging Tips from the North Atlanta Home Care Experts

Positive Aging Far from the stereotypical picture of aging, which may once have included images of frailty, disability, and deteriorated health, new research points to evidence that turning around our state of mind can actually lead to a much more positive aging experience.

Studies like the one conducted at the Yale School of Public Health are showing that our attitude towards aging can develop into self-fulfilling prophecies, with real physical damage resulting from negative, stereotypical expectations of growing older.

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Regency Home Care Reveals The Holiday Surprise You DON’T Want to Unwrap

helping hand conceptComing home for the holidays is something we all long for, to be with the extended family we’re unable to see as much as we’d like. And although we may stay in touch with our loved ones from afar through phone calls, emails, and old-fashioned letter writing, there’s nothing better than wrapping your arms around that special family member and seeing her smile in person.

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