Category: Diet and Nutrition

Senior couple looking at medications.
12 Jul

Can Alternative Medicines Help Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That may very well apply to the latest influx of businesses offering alternative supplements, dietary programs, and herbal concoctions as a way to treat, or at the least reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association would like to […]

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Grayson home health care
16 Apr

The Elderly Nutrition Problem

Remember weekend dinners at the grandparents’, as the entire family came together around the table to share a hearty meal, chitchat, and laughter? Sadly, with a lot of families now living far away from their older relatives, along with so many urgent needs pulling us in numerous directions, it is hard to keep on with […]

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Senior man eating vegetables on patio
21 Mar

How Brain Healthy Foods Can Boost Cognitive Functioning

The remarkable research of a recent AARP study is in: those that maintain a healthy diet plan are twice as likely to consider their mental acuity to be very good or excellent compared to people who rarely eat well. In particular, a meal plan rich in brain healthy foods such as fish, fruits and vegetables […]

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21 Mar

Could Senior Malnutrition Be an Issue for Your Loved Ones?

In the midst of our busy day-to-day lives, how many times do we grab a cup of coffee and a donut on our rush to work, stopping for fast food on the way home to avoid the extra task of having to cook? Younger adults with a high metabolism, optimum muscle strength, and fewer chronic […]

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10 Apr

Dallas Area Seniors – Are You Taking These 5 Vitamins?

Fatigue, lack of energy, aches and pains…are these all a normal part of aging that we simply have to accept? Or could these symptoms be reduced or even alleviated altogether through the use of the right kinds and amounts of vitamins? Although nothing takes the place of a well-balanced diet and plenty of exercise, for […]

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06 Oct

Is Your Nutritional Supplement Safe?

If you are what you eat (or drink), you want to make sure that you’re selecting healthy, well-balanced choices. It’s also important to make sure your loved ones are eating enough to make sure their dietary needs are being met. Nutritional supplements are often seen as good sources of vitamins and minerals for older adults […]

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22 Jan

Is Mom Eating Enough? Here’s How to Tell.

Some normal aspects of aging, like chewing issues and the effects of certain medications, can make it difficult for seniors to get the nutrition they need. Therefore, without constantly preparing and/or supervising all your loved one’s meals and snacks, it’s often hard to know if dietary needs are being met. Answering the following questions, however, […]

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07 Jan

Hard to Swallow: Older Adults & Eating Issues

Age changes many things about a person, including his or her appetite and eating habits. While a healthy diet is vital at any age, because of certain health issues and restrictions, many older people have trouble eating well. If you have an older loved one who is experiencing trouble maintaining a healthy diet, consider these […]

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