Swallowing is a vital part of every person’s life that can often be taken for granted. We need this process to help consume food, beverages and medications. Without it we would not survive.
Swallowing is a complex process that involves various muscles, glands and nerves. As people age, many will find that they have trouble swallowing, or have “dysphagia”, for any number of reasons.
Some older adults’ teeth are often weak or absent. Some will find that the mucosal surfaces...
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The 2018 theme for National Diabetes Week is "It's About Time" - a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes.
Too many Australians are being diagnosed with diabetes too late. This is true for both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The delay in diagnosis is putting many people at risk of major life threatening health problems.
According to Diabetes Australia, in Australia alone, there are approximately 1.7...
Nutrition is important no matter what age you are - it’s just as important to get it right when you are aged 85 years as it is when you are in your teens.
Living a healthy and active life is closely linked to a lifestyle that includes regular physical activity paired with wise food choices.
Research has proved that nutritional intervention can improve outcomes in many clinical scenarios. This is especially true for older individuals with different acute and chronic...
Dementia is more than just memory loss. What people may not realise is that dementia is a collection of symptoms that can vary from person to person. Every case is unique so we need to focus on the person, not the condition.
However, something that can be common for people with dementia, particularly in the later stages, is malnutrition and dehydration. Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) reports that malnutrition affects up to ten per cent of older people living at home...