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Feeding tubes are medical devices made of plastic or silicone. They’re flexible and provide liquid nutrition to people who have difficulty chewing and swallowing or are not to eat. Though they can often be beneficial, feeding tubes for those of advanced age may be risky.

If your loved one needs a feeding tube to manage a health problem or their doctor has prescribed liquid nutrition to help maintain their weight, it’s crucial to consider the pros and cons. In this article, we list feeding tube types, highlight their benefits, and discuss some potential risks.

Feeding Tubes For People of Advanced Age: What are the Risks and Benefits?

Posted by Chad Birt on Fri Nov 04 2022
Feeding tubes are medical devices made of plastic or silicone. They’re flexible and provide liquid nutrition to people who have difficulty chewing and swallowing or won't eat. Though they can often be beneficial, feeding tubes for those of advanced age may be risky. If your loved one needs a feeding tube to manage a health problem or their doctor has prescribed liquid nutrition to help maintain their weight, it’s crucial to consider the pros and cons. In this article, we list feeding tube types, highlight their benefits, and discuss some potential risks. Read More

Walking canes are an essential tool for anyone with limited mobility, especially seniors or those with conditions that may affect balance and gait. Walking canes can help improve balance and coordination, decrease the chance of falling, and provide support for those with chronic pain or fatigue. In this article, we will go over a few things to look for when selecting a cane and give you our list of the top 11 best walking canes on the market.

Top 11 Best Walking Canes

Posted by Sophie Bebeau on Thu Nov 03 2022
Walking canes are an essential tool for anyone with limited mobility, especially seniors or those with conditions that may affect balance and gait. Walking canes can help improve balance and coordination, decrease the chance of falling, and provide support for those with chronic pain or fatigue. In this article, we will go over a few things to look for when selecting a cane and give you our list of the top 11 best walking canes on the market. Read More

Constipation isn’t a fun topic to talk about and is even less fun to experience. But if you're an older adult or the caregiver of an older adult, it's important to get comfortable talking about bowel movements. Constipation is very common in people over age 65, making up for 2.5 million visits to the doctor every year. That means if you or a loved one is constipated, you're not alone!

This article will give you a quick overview of constipation, the signs and symptoms, home remedies to consider, and when to talk to your doctor.

Constipation in Older Adults: 9 Tips for Relief

Posted by Sophie Bebeau on Wed Nov 02 2022
Constipation isn’t a fun topic to talk about and is even less fun to experience. But if you're an older adult or the caregiver of an older adult, it's important to get comfortable talking about bowel movements. Constipation is very common in people over age 65, making up for 2.5 million visits to the doctor every year. That means if you or a loved one is constipated, you're not alone! This article will give you a quick overview of constipation, the signs and symptoms, home remedies to consider, and when to talk to your doctor. Read More

Vitamin B12 is one of the five essential vitamins and minerals recommended for adults over age 50 (the other four being Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium.) Its two main purposes are to help your body make DNA (the genetic material in your cells) and to help with the development of brain and nerve cells.

The 5 Best Vitamin B12 Supplements

Posted by Sophie Bebeau on Tue Nov 01 2022
Vitamin B12 is one of the five essential vitamins and minerals recommended for adults over age 50 (the other four being Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium.) Its two main purposes are to help your body make DNA (the genetic material in your cells) and to help with the development of brain and nerve cells. Read More