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The Dangers of Dehydration in Seniors

Posted by Joann Pierre, MS, RD, LDN on Jul 16, 2015 2:20:08 PM

Dehydration in Seniors

Dehydration is a common reason for hospitalization in seniors. One reason seniors tend to become dehydrated is the ability to sense thirst declines with age. Drinking enough fluids is necessary to regulate body temperature, help kidneys transport waste, and maintain normal bowel function.

Seniors within home health care services or eldercare services are frequently reminded by caregivers to drink fluids. Home delivered meals that include juice and milk are another good way to ensure seniors receive adequate fluids.

Seniors need to be aware of the signs of dehydration.  If they begin experiencing any symptoms, they need to increase their fluid intake.  If the symptoms persist, they need to seek medical attention.
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Topics: Nutrition, Malnutrition in Elderly, Home Delivered Meals, Chronic Disease Management

Can the foods we eat impact our mental health?

Posted by Felicity Dryer on Mar 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM

This week we welcome our guest blogger, Felicity Dryer. 

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Topics: Nutrition, Chronic Disease Management, Senior Health

Malnutrition in Older Americans

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Sep 16, 2014 1:09:00 PM


Most people know that malnutrition is prevalent in developing countries, but most don’t realize malnutrition is also common among the elderly in the United States. This is a growing problem, as the Census Bureau predicts there will be 92 million people over age 65 by 2060. Malnutrition in our elderly population is a serious issue, due to the associated adverse outcomes.

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Topics: Nutrition, Malnutrition in Elderly, Home Delivered Meals

Fresh vs. Frozen Home Delivered Meals

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Jul 29, 2014 11:25:00 AM


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Topics: Fresh vs. Frozen Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition

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