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Tips for Taking Care of the Elderly in Your Home

Taking care of an older person is one of the greatest gifts that you may give in life. Whereas it is the norm for children and grandchildren to take care of the elderly in some cultures, it is not so throughout the world. Sometimes younger family members do not want to take care of seniors […]

Excessive Hunger and Increased Appetite in the Elderly

Excessive Hunger and Increased Appetite in the Elderly

A slight loss in appetite is considered somewhat of the norm in the senior years. There is several reasons why this occurs and in most cases it is a moderate reduction and not a cause for concern. Sometimes a senior may experience an increase in appetite that is associated with frequent hunger pangs even a […]

Loss of Appetite with Age and Other Causes in the Elderly

Loss of Appetite with Age and Other Causes in the Elderly

The appetite is controlled by several factors in the body. It is a complex interplay of hormones, signals from the gut and brain centers which also involves the sense of taste, smell and even sight. A healthy appetite is where a person desires food but is satisfied (satiety) once enough food is consumed to maintain […]


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