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 for Seniors (Preventative Medicine by Food)

Posted January 24, 2017
Mediterranean Diet for Seniors (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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AARP: Top 15 Superfoods for People Over 50

Posted January 9, 2013
I wanted to help inspire us all to stay healthy with this AARP article... Top 15 Superfoods for People Over 50 These delicious foods help protect eyes, lungs, heart and brain by Julia Bencomo Lobaco, AARP, December 21, 2012 Apples Apples contain soluble fiber, which may help lower cholesterol and slow the uptake of glucose, helping you maintain healthy blood sugar levels. They're also a super source of potassium, antioxidants and vitamin C.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Encouraging eating: Advice for at-home dementia caregivers

Posted November 22, 2012
It's not hard to encourage eating today, am I right?  I found some great tips from The National Institute on Aging to promote a stress free day of eating for all you most generous Caregivers! Tips for Making Mealtimes Easier and More Enjoyable View mealtimes as opportunities for social interaction and success for yourself and the person with dementia.  A warm & happy tone of voice can set the mood.  Try to make mealtimes calm, comfortable, and reassuring.  Be patient, avoid rushing through meals, and give the person enough time to finish the meal...    To continue reading the entire ...
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AARP: 8 Foods That Help Lower Cholesterol

Posted October 12, 2012
I'm happy to see some of my favorites foods listed here and with that,  have a great weekend while simutaneously improving your cholesterol!   Enjoy a heart-healthy diet that won't clog your arteries by: Nissa Simon | from: AARP |  Avocados: Avocados contain significant amounts of oleic acid, a healthy monounsaturated fat that helps boost good cholesterol and lower bad. Avocados are also rich in fiber and a plant chemical called beta-sitosterol, both of which help keep cholesterol in check. Tip: Avocados significantly increase absorption of immunity-boosting antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables. Add a couple of slices of diced avocado to your ...
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Cost-Cutting Tips for Seniors

Posted May 11, 2012
I found a ton of money saving tips on Health.com; I hope you are able to take a few & apply to your life!  If there are any tips you have that aren't listed below, please share.  Have a wonderful weekend! It's no secret that medical costs are rising. Here's how to fight back: Order medication in bulk Ordering a 90-day supply of medication by mail often costs less than hitting up your local pharmacy once a month. When you use this method for long-term meds (generally what these mail-orders are designed for—check for restrictions), you can also get automatic ...
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A Week of Better Health, Day 3: 5 Energy-Boosting Snacks

Posted April 25, 2012
We are half way through our week & this is about the time when I start to feel the Wednesday Slump. Can you relate?  I thought a post focusing on energy would do us all some good at this point. I think my favorite is the banana & peanut butter combo!  What's your favorite energy-boosting snack?    Snacks with staying power If you're fighting the urge to nap on your desk after lunch, then maybe that midday cup of coffee just isn't cutting it. Stave off the afternoon slump by swapping your caffeine for one of these five light, low-cal ...
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A Week of Better Health, Day 1: 10 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

Posted April 23, 2012
Not only am I excited about dedicating a week of posts to better health, but I'm anxious to see what good stuff I can unearth & share with you all.  I hope you are looking forward to it too.  For Day 1, we'll start with a post on lowering blood pressure.  Young or less-young, we can all benefit from these tips provided by Health.com. Please let me know if there's something specific you'd like to know more about during out Better Health Week & I'll be glad to dig that topic up.  Cheers, to good health! How to lower blood pressure ...
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13 Little Luxuries We Deserve Now That We’re Over 50

Posted March 27, 2012
I thought it was time for a fun post!  Now go ahead, SPLURGE!  Everyone can agree one of the best things in life to splurge when you can. Here's a list from the AARP of 13 reasonable splurges. Do you find anything you'd love in it?  What are your lifes little splurges?   13 Little Luxuries We Deserve Now That We’re Over 50 Indulge in some of life's well-earned treats by: Jacquelyn Mitchard | from: AARP Bulletin | November 4, 2011 One of the kids asks, "What's the good thing about growing up?" There is one. It's a mixed blessing for sure, but ...
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November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month for 2010

Posted November 1, 2010
In honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month this November, I wanted to let you know about the upcoming ways you can support the Alzheimer’s Association. Casual for a Cause We are asking supporters to go Casual for a Cause at their workplace to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s. For a week or selected day(s), employees could dress down or wear jeans in exchange for a small donation (usually $5) to the Alzheimer's Association. If you would like to participate, please complete the attached form.  Download CFAC Introduction Letter and Registration Form - 11.2010 A complete information packet and ...
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