Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Advice for Seniors

If you are losing your sense of taste, quite common with people over 65, boost the flavor in your meals with garlic-flavored seasoning, bouillon cubes and monosodium glutamate (MSG).

· To be in good health in your later years, keep your blood pressure and cholesterol within healthy levels. According to a Finnish study, you’ll be less likely to develop Alzheimer's.

· Women need to walk to keep their brains young, according to research presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 53rd Annual Meeting.

· Just as us women suspected: elderly women have a better mental function than men despite their lower level of formal education. We believe the Dutch researchers who published their research recently in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

· Older people should drink more fluids, especially if at risk for bladder cancer. Up to ten cups a day includes water, juice, milk, soda, tea, coffee and alcohol.