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Anemia

The condition in which your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells.
  • Fatigue, weakness and irritability are considered “normal” symptoms of aging, but these red flags may actually point to a serious underlying condition. Be aware of these signs and others that warrant a trip to the doctor and some blood work.
  • Specific vitamins can have a significant positive (or negative) impact on your health. Learn what each one does, how to spot a deficiency, and what foods you should add to your diet to make sure you're meeting your nutritional requirements.
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  • C. diff infections are on the rise in hospitals and nursing homes, and ill seniors are particularly vulnerable to this persistent bug. Use these best hygiene and antibiotic practices to keep your loved one and yourself healthy.
  • Minor bloating after a salty meal is pretty standard, but for millions of Americans, excess fluid retention is a serious problem. Know the signs of edema and what medical and lifestyle options can minimize swelling and discomfort.
  • Probiotics and digestive enzymes are two popular treatment options for individuals who experience tummy troubles and wish to improve their overall gut health. Learn how these supplements work, what benefits they offer, and how to purchase them.
  • It is normal to be constipated from time to time, but when this condition lasts for a prolonged period or worsens significantly, it can be extremely uncomfortable and even require medical attention.
  • Mental health is a complex area of medicine, but there are steps caregivers can take to learn about mental illness, support their loved ones and ensure they get necessary treatments.
  • One of the last things on a family caregiver’s mind is the health of their loved one’s feet. However, the condition of a senior’s feet can indicate a great deal about their overall wellbeing. Get tips from seasoned caregivers on where to get foot care, how to tackle some of these tasks yourself, where to buy shoes for hard-to-fit feet, and much more.
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  • Specific vitamins can have a significant positive (or negative) impact on your health. Learn what each one does, how to spot a deficiency, and what foods you should add to your diet to make sure you're meeting your nutritional requirements.
  • Dietary requirements change throughout your life. Use this chart to ensure you're eating a balanced diet and giving your body the vitamins, minerals and nutrients it needs to stay healthy.
  • Our nutritional needs and preferences change throughout our lives, but how do we know what our bodies need more (and less) of as we get older? A registered dietitian offers 8 easy diet tweaks for improving your health and quality of life.
  • A dietitian with caregiving experience offers her tips on cooking for an aging loved one whose diet is complicated by medical conditions and changing nutritional needs.
  • When a loved one is having trouble swallowing, doctors often recommend thickening their meals and drinks to avoid choking and aspiration of particles into the lungs. Use these tips to encourage them to eat and learn how to pick the right thickening agent.
  • Juicing is a healthy option for caregivers and seniors who are looking to boost the nutritional content in their diets. There are countless combinations of fruits and vegetables that can provide beneficial antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
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