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As loved ones age, it is important for them to follow recommendations regarding appropriate senior nutrition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report on healthy eating among Americans age 60 and older, 68% needed improvement in their diet and less than a third regularly eat from the five recommended food groups. Cognitive issues, dental problems, swallowing disorders, depression and other underlying health conditions make seniors more susceptible to malnourishment. According to the National Institutes of Health, good nutrition for the elderly helps to reduce the risks of osteoporosis, heart disease, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer. Good nutrition for seniors is an important fundamental for aging in place and overall healthy aging.
Why is nutrition important as you age?
How can you help your loved one avoid malnutrition and follow a healthy lifestyle/
What are some possible warning signs for malnutrition?
Good nutrition is important to everyone, but especially to seniors. Identifying signs and symptoms of malnutrition in seniors is essential to avoid potential health problems, helping your loved one lives healthy and happy life. For more information on preventing senior malnutrition, call Abramson Care Advisors at 215-371-3400.