Seniors and Dehydration

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Summer time can be dangerous for some people, especially elderly who may be in a weak condition or perhaps taking medications that might cause reactions to heat or sunlight. Dehydration can cause serious problems. It’s important to Drink Up!

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Prevent Dehydration

Prevent Dehydration

Don’t let dehydration ruin your summertime. Think and drink! Know the symptoms and risks of dehydration for you and your loved ones. Plan to prevent dehydration.

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Think and Drink

Think and drink

As we age we become more susceptible to dehydration. We thirst less, we are less susceptible to temperature changes and our bodies ability to conserve water is reduced. Be aware of the amount of water consumed daily.

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Cooking to Stop Diabetes

Swalling problems - Cooking to Stop Diabetic Patients

You probably know a few people who have diabetes. Maybe you have diabetes yourself. Diabetes is a disease that can be controlled, and even prevented. Unfortunately, diabetes has become increasingly common among populations of certain areas in the country. These places form the “Diabetes Belt.”

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Free Recipes for Healthy Living!

Still life with fresh tomatoes

The whole family will enjoy these recipes even if none of them have diabetes. If you are the cook at your house, you know the need for some new healthy meals sometimes. And this couldn’t be easier or cost less.

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Diabetics and Their Caregivers

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My Health Advisor is an online health advisory and information interactive questionnaire at the American Diabetes Association website. To learn more about it read more.

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Managing Meals for Dysphagia

managing meals for dysphagia

Managing Meals for Dysphagia Patients with dysphagia need help with nutrition. When managing meals for dysphagia changes are made in the texture, size and portions of the foods to protect against aspiration.   If the pureed food and thickened liquid presented to the patient makes the….

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Managing Dysphagia

Managing Dysphagia

Managing dysphagia  presents an immediate and constant problem in daily living:  how to swallow food and liquid without choking and without food going into the lungs.

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Swallowing

swallowing difficulty

Does someone in your household or extended family have difficulty swallowing or chewing? This article explores what you should and should not do.

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