Nutritious Thanksgiving Dishes for Seniors

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday where friends and family gather to celebrate all they are grateful for with a delicious feast. However, Thanksgiving dinners have the potential to deliver a lot of unhealthy dishes and plenty of excess calories. Seniors who need as much nutrition as they can get often fail to focus on the more nutritious dishes that are available during Thanksgiving. Of … [Read more...]

Four Ways to Celebrate Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Every October it's time for Eat Better, Eat Together month. This is a time to take stock of how well you and your senior are eating and to make some plans to spend time eating together more often. Choose One Change for Your Senior's Diet. When you're making changes to how you and your senior eat, you shouldn't go overboard with the changes. Pick one thing to focus on for a week or even … [Read more...]

Why Your Aging Relative Needs More Summer Smoothies

When warm temperatures are here, it’s important to keep elderly relatives cool and hydrated. Seniors are most at risk for developing heat-related conditions like heat exhaustion and heat stroke due to challenges in regulating their own body temperature. Dehydration is also another real danger for the elderly in the summer months. Family caregivers and senior care providers can help elderly … [Read more...]

Why Isn’t Your Senior Prioritizing Healthy Eating?

Eating right covers a lot of ground, especially if your elderly family member has specific dietary considerations. But if eating right isn't a priority for her, you might need to do some digging to figure out why. Cooking and Eating Alone Isn't Much Fun. It's an interesting phenomenon that the fewer people you're cooking for, the less interesting the idea is. That can be what happens for … [Read more...]

Does Your Mom Get Enough to Eat?

A study released by Feeding America and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger states approximately 5 million seniors did not get enough food in 2011. Only 41 percent of qualifying seniors actually signed up for the government's supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP). This is concerning to experts who predicted that 3.9 seniors would be food insecure by the year 2025. It's … [Read more...]

The Mediterranean Diet as a Way of Life

The Mediterranean diet began centuries ago. It is the normal, everyday diet for those people living in Greece, Southern Italy, France and Spain. It came into the spotlight when researchers determined that those who ate this type of diet had a significantly diminished risk for heart disease, diabetes, dementia, some cancers and stroke. The Mediterranean diet is more than just a recommended way to … [Read more...]

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