10 Healthy Eating Tips for People Age 65+

Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are! Your body changes through your 60's, 70's, 80's, and beyond. Food provides nutrients you need as you age. Use these tips to choose foods for better health at each stage of life.

1. Drink plenty of liquids
With age, you may lose some of your sense of thirst. Drink water often. Low-fat or fat-free milk or 100% juice also helps you stay hydrated. Limit beverages that have lots of added sugars or salt. Learn which liquids are better choices.

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Understanding Early Dementia

In the Doylestown area, much like other areas of Bucks and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, it is becoming more common to see the dementia and Alzheimer’s in younger individuals.

Alzheimer’s disease is considered to be younger-onset Alzheimer’s if it affects a person under 65. Younger-onset can also be referred to as early-onset Alzheimer’s. People with younger-onset Alzheimer’s can be in the early, middle or late stage of the disease.

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Understanding Grandparents with Dementia

One of the greatest joys in life is the relationship between a grandchild and grandparent. Unfortunately, not every child has the opportunity to spend time and really know their grandparents. This is attributed to several factors including having a deceased grandparent, geographic separation, and increasingly more common --- the effects of dementia.

Read more: Understanding Grandparents with Dementia

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