Our kidneys are designed to help our body chemicals stay balanced. They regulate salt, potassium, and acid content. Waste and excess fluids are also removed from our bodies with help from the kidneys.
A healthy diet is one of the most powerful ways aging adults and their caregivers can help support kidney function. Proper nutrition is especially critical for those managing chronic kidney disease, which occurs when the kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood like they should.
Follow these kidney diet tips to help support overall health.
A healthy body breaks down old bone and replaces it with new bone. In some people, however, more bone is broken down than replaced due to a medical condition called “osteoporosis,” which causes bones to weaken and become more susceptible to breaks. Follow these tips to improve your bone health and enjoy more years of independent living.
Believe it or not, a healthy mouth plays a vital role in maintaining overall wellness and quality of life, especially for seniors. In fact, good oral hygiene helps prevent various dental problems and can even contribute to the prevention of systemic diseases. That’s why the older you get, the more important it becomes to pay attention to your oral health.
Hearing loss is an ordinary part of growing older. Unfortunately, it can also be a warning sign. There is lots of research showing that hearing loss may greatly increase one’s risk for dementia.
Now available at Miami Jewish Health, horticulture therapy is a therapeutic practice that involves using plants and gardening to improve physical health and mental well-being. Research has shown that horticulture therapy, also known as therapeutic gardening, can have numerous health benefits for older adults.