Tag: Drink

Over-65 drinkers in health alert: Doctors call for alcohol safety levels to be halved for pensioners

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Over-65 drinkers in health alert: Doctors call for alcohol safety levels to be halved for pensioners

By Fiona Macrae Health risk: Pensioners have been warned to drink less alcohol or risk damaging their health Pensioners were warn ed last night to drink less alcohol or risk severely damaging their health. Doctors and public health experts said heavy drinking among the elderly was a ‘hidden problem’ and safe limit guidelines for over-65s […]

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Age-Related Risks for Dehydration

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Age-Related Risks for Dehydration

Now that the weather is turning warmer, it’s a good time to review the problem of dehydration in older adults. In order to prevent dehydration, older adults need to do the following: * drink frequently  * eat foods high in water content * adjust their water intake if their medications have a diuretic effect, and * […]

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