• By Laurel J. Kelly

Consumer Health: Seniors and nutrition

December 22, 2017

an elderly woman sitting at her kitchen table with a cup in hand, staring out the windowSenior health: How to prevent and detect malnutrition
Good nutrition is critical to overall health and well-being; yet, many older adults are at risk of inadequate nutrition. Know the causes and signs of nutrition problems in older adults, as well as steps you can take to ensure a nutrient-rich diet for an older loved one.


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