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BIG Rewards: The Promise of Small Changes in Nutrition

Be mindful of seemingly inconsequential eating habits: their impact is bigger than you can imagine – especially when it comes to the Senior population. When we consider the health of older adults, we tend to think about the most common…

Categories: Aging, Long Term Care, Rehab
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Is It Fattening? Believe It or Not, Your Nose Knows!

A recent eye-opening study by the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia discovered that people can detect the fat content of food via their sense of smell. The same test was conducted three times; once in Philly with people of…

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Brainier than Thou

A little while ago, we learned that extra body fat was correlated with smaller brain volume and possibly linked to increased rates of Alzheimer’s disease.  Across the city, ice cream spoons were sadly set aside.  Not that anyone wanted to…

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Senior Self Neglect Increases Risk of One-Year Mortality

It starts with neglecting one’s hygiene, nutrition and medications, and can lead to death within the year. According to data compiled by the Chicago Health and Aging Project (CHAP), an older person’s risk of dying within the year increases six-fold…

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