Elderly

Weighing Up the Risks of Obesity

Obesity is a pandemic of its own. Across the world, it has a negative effect on people and their lives. It causes or is associated with multiple medical complications, including 12 kinds of cancer, liver and respiratory disease, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and it substantially shortens life expectancy. Recently it has also come …

Weighing Up the Risks of Obesity Read More »

Keeping the Elderly Hydrated

Understanding Dehydration in the elderly The human body is made up of roughly 65% water which explains why it is so important to drink water and and keep the body working efficiently and effectively. Through mechanisms such as breathing, sweating and going to the loo, water is removed from the body, needing replacing. There are …

Keeping the Elderly Hydrated Read More »