SILVERcare of Washington, NC is a locally owned, licensed home care agency that was established in 1993 in Greenville, North Carolina. We provide in-home assistance and personal care services to the elderly, disabled and injured. We like to think of ourselves as mature America’s best friend.
As we age, our bodies need some nutrients more than ever before. And, it can be difficult to get our daily intake through the food we eat. That’s why it’s a good idea to take vitamins and supplements, especially as you age.
Here are some tips from AARP on the vitamins and supplements seniors should be taking:

  • Once you hit your 60s, vitamin B12 becomes more important than ever as having a deficiency in this vitamin can increase your risk for dementia.
  • Omega-3 can help your brain cells to grow, improving both your memory and your mood. This nutrient is also shown to increase blood flow, which is increasingly important as you age.
  • Vitamin D comes with a number of benefits for the aging body, including the enhancement of calcium absorption, the reduction of chronic pain, and protection from heart disease and cancer.
  • In your 70s, your body becomes less capable of building muscle mass, and this reduction in muscle mass can lead to a disruption in your body’s immune system as well. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your diet is rich with protein as you get older.

Aging comes with a number of changes to your body and to your life. However, with proper nutrition and great home care, you can continue to live you life to the fullest. For quality home care in Washington, NC, contact us at SILVERcare.

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