The statistics are startling. According to a recent study regarding seniors and nutrition, more than half of those who visit emergency rooms are either malnourished or at-risk for malnutrition – but not because of critical illness, dementia, or a lack of access to health care.
According to the study, Malnutrition Among Cognitively Intact, Non-Critically Ill Older Adults in the Emergency Department, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, out of the patients age 65 and older seeking Emergency Room treatment, 16 percent were malnourished and 60 percent were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition. Continue reading Eye Vitamins Can Help Seniors Avoid Nutritional Issues
Dry, itchy and irritated eyes can make or break your day. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, occasional dry eye is an actual diagnosed syndrome called Occasional Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). As many as 40% of Americans suffer daily from DES. Occasional Dry Eye Syndrome is described as a “multifactorial disease,” affecting tears and the ocular surface.”
Many don’t realize how nutrition affects their eye health and the quality of their sight. As we age, it becomes even more important to make sure we’re eating foods that can help protect our vision from age-related eye health issues. Learn about the 5 nutrients needed to to improve and protect your vision.
Selenium is a nutrient found naturally in soil, water, certain foods, and plays a huge role in metabolism. But, along with helping us keep that weight off, Selenium plays many other key roles in keeping us healthy…
Sunglasses have enjoyed immense popularity over time. This is in part because tinted eyewear can enhance the quality of your vision. On a bright sunny day the retina in the back of your eye becomes saturated and your ability to judge contrast sensitivity, or discern fine detail, is reduced. Sunglasses essentially help you to eliminate the ‘visual noise’ to enhance your visual performance. In addition, proper sunglasses can protect the eye from potentially harmful blue light.
Cells are individual units of life, therefore giving us life. Ever wonder what gives cells life? The answer to that is CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10), a substance that gives cells the energy to move, divide, and contract.
Along with giving our cells energy, CoQ10 also provides protection as an antioxidant against cell damage and improves endothelial cell function. (Endothelial cells are the thin layer of cells lining the interior surface of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels.)
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatalities on the road occur three times more often at night than during the day even though only a quarter of all driving is done at night. In low-light conditions, your depth perception, ability to distinguish color and contrast as well as your peripheral vision all worsen.