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Bizarre Behaviors: When Mom May Need Help

Bizarre Behaviors: When Mom May Need Help


Posted on November 20, 2015 by Angela Weisser


Despite advances in health care, the aging process itself can limit an older adult’s ability to carry out basic daily living activities. Health problems aren’t always obvious, especially for older adults. Signs of declining health or abilities can be so subtle that neither the parent – nor their children or caregiver – may realize help is needed. (more…)


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Older Adults and Dehydration Risks - Atria Senior Living Blog

Older Adults and Dehydration Risks


Posted on September 1, 2015 by Michele Macmartin


For older adults, staying hydrated can be a challenge. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, one in three older adults may not drink enough fluids each day due to physical and physiological changes common to aging,  such as: diminished thirst sensation, side effects of medications and incontinence. The inability to walk, reach for a glass or feed oneself can further complicate the issue. A decline in cognitive function (confusion, poor memory, etc.) can also impact fluid intake. (more…)


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