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Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia) in the Elderly

Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia) in the Elderly

Many of the physiological processes otherwise taken for granted is affected to varying degrees with age. Swallowing is among one of these processes that can eventually be problematic or difficult for an older person. It may not affect every senior but difficulty with swallowing is among the more common age related problems. The medical term […]

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 […]

Tea and Toast Diet in the Elderly

The term ‘tea and toast diet’ was coined to describe the poor dietary habits commonly seen in the elderly. The diet may not literally be restricted to only tea and toast but accurately describes the more popular choice of food and drink amongst the elderly of most cultural and geographical groups. What it does signify […]


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