Five Reasons Why Your Parents Should Consider a Pescatarian Diet in 2019

Your parents know they need to improve their diet. They don’t want to pick a fad diet. They want something they can incorporate easily into their daily lives. A pescatarian diet is a diet that sticks to fish and seafood for protein instead of meats like poultry, beef, or pork. Diets are also rich in…

Can Eating Problems Help You Spot Health Issues?

Some of the health issues your senior is facing may not be ones that she’s likely to mention. If you’re paying attention to her eating habits, though, you might be able to spot problems early. Difficulty Chewing or Swallowing. Your senior might start to chew only on one side of her mouth or she might…

Evaluating Your Senior’s Eating During National Nutrition Week

September 1st through 7th is National Nutrition Week. As a family caregiver, you understand the importance of making sure your senior eats a healthy diet. What your senior eats makes a tremendous impact on their well-being, their functioning, and their ability to manage any health issues and challenges they are facing. Sometimes, however, it can…

Five Foods Nutritionists Recommend be Added to a Senior’s Diet

Aging is hard on the body. With a proper diet, there are ways to help cells stay healthy. Here are five of the foods nutritionists recommend every senior citizen eats regularly. Blueberries. High in fiber and many vitamins, blueberries are one of the best snacks to have on hand. The fiber within them helps prevent…

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Poor Nutrition in Your Senior?

Poor nutrition can manifest in a variety of different ways, but it can leave some similar signs. Once you know what to be on the lookout for, you can help your senior to get help sooner rather than later. An Empty or Understocked Fridge. If your senior isn’t up to shopping or simply has no…

It’s Caffeine Awareness Month: Is Your Parent Getting Too Much?

Caffeine is a common stimulant found in coffee, tea, and some other foods. It is considered a drug and is the most commonly used drug in the world. Many people start the day with a cup of coffee, and your aging relative may be no exception. In fact, they might have several cups throughout the…

Does Your Parent Really Need Eight Glasses of Water a Day?

As a family caregiver you know how vitally important it is for your senior to stay hydrated. The human body is approximately 60 percent water and virtually every system and function in the body requires water. Dehydration can lead to a wide variety of disruptive symptoms including fatigue, headache, foggy headedness, confusion, irritability, and difficulty…

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