Promoting Healthy Nutrition in the Elderly

Posted March 14, 2017
Promoting Healthy Nutrition in the Elderly
Senior Living Experts understands that promoting healthy nutrition in the elderly can be difficult. March is National Nutrition Month; a time to focus on healthy eating habits at every age. Eating Habits Change in Seniors We can help you find the services you need to help promote healthy nutrition in the elderly person(s) in your life. As we age our bodies change and so can our eating habits. Seniors who have dementia can be especially difficult. Here are some interesting ways to address changes in eating habits and promoting healthy nutrition in the elderly… Consistency – Being consistent and having ...
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Mediterranean Diet (Preventative Medicine by Food)

Posted January 24, 2017
Mediterranean Diet (Preventative Medicine by Food)
You may have seen a lot of information about the Mediterranean Diet in the news lately. Senior Living Experts is celebrating International Mediterranean Diet Month with the world as we learn about how this lifestyle could be the answer to preventing dementia and disease. The Mediterranean Diet Our services help Chicago seniors find the best fit for their living needs for living to age safely, healthy, and as well as possible. Part of our goal is trying to keep seniors living an active lifestyle and eating well. Mediterranean Diet Foods – Common foods include fresh vegetables, fruit, healthy oils, and ...
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Mayo Clinic: Diabetes and Alzheimer's linked

Posted April 22, 2013
Mayo Clinic shares how reasearch suggests these two are linked as well as ways to start preventation NOW... Diabetes may increase your risk of Alzheimer's. Reduce this risk by controlling your blood sugar.  Diet and exercise can help. By Mayo Clinic staff Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease are connected in ways that aren't completely understood. Though not all research confirms the connection, many studies indicate that people with diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, are at higher risk of eventually developing Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. To continue reading the article click HERE SOURCE
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AARP: Your Caregiving Questions Answered: Nutrition and Wellness

Posted April 19, 2013
I stumbled upon a Q & A section for caregivers on the AARP site and thought some of you may also be experiencing difficulty with getting your loved one to eat.  I hope you find this helpful! Enjoy the weekend as I think we may see some sun soon.  Dietitian and AARP Caregiving Advisory Panel member offers advice to caregivers by Nancy S. Wellman, AARP Below are answers from Nancy S. Wellman, a member of the AARP Caregiving Advisory Panel, to questions submitted by visitors to the Caregiving Resource Center. This page will continue to be updated with new questions and answers. ...
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Chicago Tribune: Local Support Groups

Posted April 11, 2013
We've featured CJE Senior Life events before on this blog.  This long standing organization has done so much good for our senior community, so it makes me happy to see them recognized by the Chicago Tribune.  They posted a program list of all the events CJE has going on and they offer support to both seniors and caregivers...  Support Groups for Seniors and Family Caregivers in Northwest Chicago Posted By CJE SeniorLife, Community Contributor CJE SeniorLife offers ongoing support groups and programs on a wide variety of topics of interest to seniors and their families. Fees vary according to the program ...
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Reminder: Local Event: Next Thursday, April 18th: Best Kept Eldercare Secrets

Posted April 9, 2013
Remember this post?  I wanted to follow up to reminder everyone that it's coming up soon and what a great resource this event will be to Caregivers!  This panel is full of senior care talent...   We'll have Signe Gleeson from Elder Care Solutions, Jeanie Smith from Remodel for Independance, our very own Kerry Quirin at Senior Living Experts and Attorney at Law Eileen Fitgerald.  These ladies bring in over 80 years of experience. Why should you come?  Come to learn how to promote independence!  Come to better understand the needs of you loved one!  Come to get help in ...
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Local Event: Best Kept Eldercare Secrets: Thursday, April 18th

Posted March 12, 2013
One of our very own at Senior Living Experts, Kerry Quirin, is on this expert panel!  Are you still struggling with the best way to care for your loved one?  You are not alone and this event is here to help!  They will cover a wide range of topics including: Addressing Care Needs  Changing Living Arrangements Legal Issues and Documents  Managing the Current Situation Medicaid Rules For a larger view of the originial... Download Best Kept Secrets 2013 Flyer I'll plan to send out a reminder for this once we get closer.  Be sure to RSVP by April 15th!
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Free Local Event: Networking for Caregivers: April 22nd

Posted February 28, 2013
Here's an event I saw in the Chicago Tribune that would be a great resource for Caregivers to take advantage of! Are you a caregiver?  To Expand your Network Attend...  A Systematic Approach to Building Your Caregiver Network The Northern Suburbs’ First Annual Family Caregiver Conference Monday, April 22, 2013 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m Hosted by Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, il    Come together with other family caregivers for support and the opportunity to gather valuable information and resources to assist you in building your own caregiver network. In addition to six presentations, participants will have access to twenty ...
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Senior Housing News: Helping Seniors live healthier

Posted February 21, 2013
Here's an article from Senior Housing News highlighting Illinois at the forefront of implementing a plan for healthier living for seniors in assisted living communities! Assisted Living Operator Targets Senior Diets in USDA Pilot Program Written by Jason Oliva An assisted living operator is putting the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the test by implementing its senior dietary and wellness program in three of the communities it manages.    To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Local Event: Stop & Breathe: Wednesday, 2/27/13

Posted February 13, 2013
Please join CJE Senior Life in two weeks from today to help find balance in your life.  A light dinner will be served so please be sure to RSVP!  See complete details in the flyer below...
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