Home > Lifestyle > Ageing well > Nutrition to stay young Nutrition to stay young All sections in Ageing well » Anti-ageing » Health tips » Non-surgical » Nutrition to stay young » Surgical » Ageing Well News An appetite for life: nutrition in the elderly Watching a parent get older is difficult. Seeing the strength that raised you, weaken. Sign up for the newsletter » Quiz How long will you live? » Ask DietDoc » Ask CyberDoc » A healthy diet for older people Many people don't know what types of food older people should be eating and if they should take supplements or not, writes DietDoc. The diets of older people: physiological changes Our population is growing older and with increasing age, nutritional requirements tend to change and the type of dietary problems older citizens face, become more important. Nutrition and the elderly: eating problems Are you a senior citizen who is struggling with eating or are you looking after an older person who has eating problems? Here are some solutions to make life easier for all. Arthritis and diet There is as yet no real scientific evidence yet that a specific diet can alleviate or worsen the symptoms of arthritis. Good nutrition beyond your 60s Good nutrition not only adds years to life, but also life to years – a philosophy that becomes all the more important as we reach our 60s, 70s, 80s and perhaps 90s. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.