Senior Nutrition

18
Apr

5 Tips for Easier Mealtimes for Dementia Patients

A seemingly simple task such as eating can eventually turn into a challenging one for those who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Eating healthy, fuelling meals is a challenge on its own for most seniors, but it becomes especially difficult when your loved one forgets to eat or a decline in motor skills makes it hard to use utensils. Patients

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24
Nov

Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Approximately one in five seniors in Canada is diagnosed with diabetes. The vast majority of these are Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, where the body is unable to use insulin the right way. For seniors, Type-2 Diabetes is a disease that can emerge, along with an increase of other issues that can pose some serious complications to

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10
Nov

Flu Prevention Tips for Seniors

Flu and seniors can be a dangerous combination. The flu, for many of us, often presents itself as a simple, run-of-the-mill ailment that will run its course after a few restful days, combined with some hot soup and medication. But for seniors, and many others with vulnerable immune systems, complications from the flu can be severe. According to CDC statistics,

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20
Oct

Seniors Health: Managing Diabetes

There are an estimated 3.4 million Canadians living with diabetes, a number that is expected to grow to 5 million by 2025. Diabetes affects seniors more than any other age group, with nearly one million Canadians 65 years and over being diabetic. Living with diabetes can be daunting, especially since there is no cure. But taking certain actions to manage

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6
Oct

Smoking Cessation for Seniors

Do you have an elderly parent or loved one who smokes? Seniors can be one of the toughest demographics to convince to quit smoking since it has become such an entrenched habit. In Canada, nearly 11% of men and more than 8% of women 65 and older smoke cigarettes daily. Even though it’s late in life, there are many convincing

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27
Jun

Returning Home From A Hospital Stay

Visiting the hospital for any length of time is generally an unpleasant or unwelcomed experience. It is usually as a result from traumatic experience. Most people are excited to be discharged and to finally return to the comforts of home. When recovering from illness, injury, or surgery, however, additional measures may be needed. Whatever the reason for your hospital stay,

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23
Feb

Helping Your Loved One with Dietary Changes

As a caregiver, trying to get your loved one to change entrenched habits can be a challenge. Even if you both know that these changes come from a place of love, respect, and wanting them to lead happier and healthier lives, upsetting routine is not always easy. When it comes to dietary changes, things become even more challenging. Food can

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14
Feb

Maintaining a Healthy Weight as a Senior

People are living longer and enjoying active lifestyles well into their 80s and 90s. Research continues to confirm that eating well and being physically active can have a dramatic impact on quality of life for older adults. You are never too old to reap the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise. In fact, as we age, our food choices

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31
May

Detecting and Preventing Malnutrition in Seniors

Malnutrition is a serious health problem for seniors, and is more common than you’d think. Learn the signs and causes of malnutrition and take steps to ensure the seniors in your life are eating a balanced, healthy diet. Problems caused by malnutrition Malnutrition in seniors can cause serious health problems, such as: A weakened immune system, making them prone to

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18
Oct

Nutrition For Seniors – Vegetable Myths – Part Two

In a previous post we discussed the importance of ensuring that seniors are getting enough vegetables, and pointed out some of the most popular myths about vegetables. Here are a few more myths and a few facts … The more colourful a vegetable is, the more nutritious it is White cabbage is one of the most vitamin and nutrient rich

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