Six Strategies To Help Dementia Patients Maintain A Healthy Weight

Weight loss is a common problem among people with neurocognitive disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. In earlier stages, likely causes are reduced appetite and forgetting to cook/eat. Later on, difficulty swallowing and reduced recognition of food can play a role. Weight loss can also be caused by medication side effects. Less commonly, weight loss […]

Skin Care Tips for Seniors Living In The Desert

As we age, it’s normal for our skin to retain less moisture. Older adults tend to have thinner, more sensitive skin. That’s why we encourage our local desert community to create a skin care routine that improves overall hydration. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it deserves your affection! Skin functions […]

Dehydration Prevention For Older Adults Living in Dry Climates

quote: we never know the worth of water till the well is dry

Click the link to download a .pdf copy of ElderHealth’s Dehydration Prevention presentation by Melissa Koon, ARNP. Below is the information from the presentation in blog format. Our bodies are made up of approximately 65% of water. The brain is around 85% water. A Loss of just 1-2% of total body water can impair brain […]