Dehydration Poses Serious Problems for the Elderly Water makes up about 50-60% of the human body. It is essential for blood flow, heart function, organ function, brain function, and waste removal. When people fail to drink enough water, they may experience muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations, and lightheadedness. For elderly people, dehydration poses even […]
(ARA) – An earthquake strikes a community and looting and violence follow. A tax protestor crashes a plane into a downtown building. Headlines alert you to arrests of terrorism suspects in communities you thought of as stable and safe. Reports of terrorism, natural disasters and other crises may seem overwhelming, but it’s important to know […]
Living a Full Life With Diabetes Diabetes affects millions of Americans, causing frightening symptoms and costing billions of dollars annually in health care services. But despite the reputation diabetes has as a life-altering disease, seniors can effectively manage the condition in order to live a full, active life. With a combination of the right medication […]
Could Your Elderly Loved One Be at Risk for Stroke? Strokes present frightening possibilities to seniors and their loved ones. Ranging from mild to severe, strokes can cause a wide variety of symptoms including loss of speech, dizziness, weakness, headaches, and even death. The severity of the stroke depends on numerous factors, some of which […]
If national grocery store chains and discount stores made more money from products that improve senior life, would we plan more (and better)? If you walked into your store of choice and down an aisle set up for “You (or Your Parents) Are Getting Older” season, would you check to see what was on sale? Would you start noticing what’s available and what you might need?
It’s summertime, and the living is easy. That is, except in warm climates where dehydration is a real concern. As we age, declining kidney function and our inability to recognize thirst both contribute to increased risk of dehydration. Not only that, but those who have a difficult time getting around are a lot less likely […]