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Volunteering Leads to Better Health for Seniors

Elderly Care in Fairfax VA: The Corporation for National and Community Service says that 18.7 million older adults are currently volunteering their time and collectively gave three billion hours of service between 2008 and 2010. Is your parent one of those 18.7 million? If not, you may want to encourage them to get involved because it may just improve their health!

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Senior Care in Arlington VA: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that can affect a person at any age, though it is most likely to be diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 60. Experts say that current evidence about MS indicates that people with the disease have a normal lifespan. In fact, nine percent of people with MS are over the age of 65. If your parent has received a new diagnosis of MS or if you are newly caring for your elderly parent with MS, you may be wondering just what the disease is and how it affects your parent.

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Do Senior Citizens Have Different Nutritional Needs?

Senior Care in Lorton VA: Do Senior Citizens Have Different Nutritional Needs?

It’s no mystery that as people age, their bodies change, both inside and out. But, did you know that those changes also bring about a shift in nutritional needs? The way that the body processes food changes because of the ways in which the body changes. Understanding the reasons nutritional needs change and how to respond to the changes can help you and your parent’s elder care provider to create meals that will be nutritionally sound and healthy for your parent’s changing needs.

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