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Elderly Diet

Elderly people tend to lose their appetites, so it's important that they eat the right foods, rich in fruits, vegetables and fiber. Find out how to maintain seniors' health through a proper diet.

Articles About Elderly Diet
  • Eat, Drink and Be Sleepy: Diet Strategies For a Sounder Snooze
    if you're having trouble falling asleep at night, you may want to ditch the sheep and turn your attention to your pre-bedtime diet. What you eat and drink before bed can have a huge impact on how you sleep.
  • A Heart Healthy Diet
    What types of foods should a person with heart disease eat...and what should they avoid?
  • Hospital Food Goes On a Diet
    Hospital food is notorious for being unappetizing, and a nationwide review suggests that it might also be unhealthy. However, some hospitals are currently adopting unique initiatives to provide healthier cuisine to patients and their family members.
  • Common Nutritional Concerns For People With Parkinson
    Nutritional concerns for people with Parkinson include bone thining and dehydration. Diet is an important factor in providing care for Parkinson.
  • Top 3 Food Preparation Mistakes That Cause Food-borne Illness
    How to prevent food-borne illness, food sickness and food poisoning in elderly people by avoiding common food preparation mistakes.
  • Gout Growing in U.S., Mostly in Men and Seniors
    Gout, a type of arthritis, now afflicts 8.3 million Americans, mostly in men and seniors.
  • Taking a Bite Out of Senior Diet Myths
    The varied health concerns of seniors can make it difficult for caregivers to know how to manage their elderly loved one's diet. An expert dispels 7 common myths about senior nutrition and offers advice for caregivers.
  • You Can Change Your Brain’s Destiny Today
    Alzheimer's affects some 5.4 million Americans; and it is a disease for which there is not only no cure, but no meaningful treatment. Still, it's fundamentally important to embrace the notion that Alzheimer's is a preventable disease.
  • The Easy Dietary Change That Could Save Your Brain
    Seniors who eat high-sugar diets are nearly four times as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment, according to a recent study. The ever-strengthening link between diet and dementia highlights the importance of good nutrition for elders and cargivers.
  • An Elder-Friendly Grocery Shopping List
    This senior-friendly grocery shopping list will help ensure your elderly loved one gets the nutrition they need in a tasty, healthy way.
  • How Old is Your Heart?
    Cholesterol, blood pressure, family history--top cardiac experts disagree which measurements of heart health are most important. Discover the other factor that doctors often overlook.
  • Top 3 Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet Foods
    Mediterranean diet foods such as olive oil, salmon and spinach offer a variety of health benefits to people of all ages.
  • Holiday Meal Tips for People With Dietary Restrictions
    Some traditional holiday dishes can be problematic or entirely off-limits for loved ones with special dietary needs. Use these tips to plan a flavorful and healthful meal that everyone can enjoy.
  • 5 High-Calorie Foods Your Elder Will Enjoy
    Age-related changes in appetite and food preferences can be tricky. Try these tasty tips to help your loved one maintain a healthy weight and get the vital nutrients they need.
  • Put Down that Salt Shaker and Pick Up a Banana
    A study examining the interaction between salt and potassium further strengthens the argument that a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in sodium is heart-healthy. But another study showed that our salt-cravings are addictive and have strong biological roots.
  • The Mediterranean Diet: A Big Reason Why I Feel as Good as I Do
    The more I read, the longer I live, the more I understand the critical role that DIET plays in our well-being. I'm lucky: I LOVE following the Mediterranean diet, and a local Lebanese restaurant / carry-out makes it easy for me.
  • Nutrition Tips for Older Adults
    It is very easy for adults to have an imbalanced diet. The older we become, the poorer our diets tend to be. Signs in older adults that may indicate they are not getting enough nutrition include a loss of energy, a noticeably weakened immune system and a marked change in behavior patterns. AgingCare.com shares easy ideas to incorporate better diet choices for our aging loved ones. These simple tips can support and encourage better diet choices to preserve and improve their health.
  • 10 Farmer’s Market Foods That Are Senior Approved
    A farmer's market is an affordable and innovative option for caregivers seeking to jump start their elderly loved one's (and their own) healthy eating habits.
  • Satisfy a Senior’s Sweet Tooth in a Healthy Way
    Aging adults often develop a preference for sweeter foods, making it challenging for them to get proper nutrition. Use these techniques to please their palate and meet their dietary needs.
  • Why Coffee Lowers Stroke Risk and Soda Raises It
    We've known for a long while that sodas, especially the sugary ones, carry all kinds of health risks. A new study shows that stroke is now on that list. But coffee? Drink up!
  • How to Adapt Your Diet as You Age
    Eating a balanced diet can keep you physically healthier and more emotionally balanced. There are a few key ways you must adapt your diet as you age.
  • 7 Simple Ways to Put Fruits and Veggies Back Into a Senior’s Diet
    How do we ensure our elderly loved ones are getting the nutrition they need? Here are 7 simple ways to put fruits and veggies back into your senior's diet.
  • Quick and Healthy Foods for Picky Eaters
    Having trouble getting your loved one to eat? Here are some tasty, easy-to-prepare foods to have on hand at all times for picky eaters and elderly people who won't eat.
  • 6 Vital Nutrition Tips for Seniors
    Finding ways to improve your own diet is challenging, but getting someone else to change theirs can be even tougher. Learn what nutrients are most important for seniors and how you can help them adopt healthier eating habits.
  • Think Twice About Giving Seniors Nutrition Drinks or Shakes
    Family members may be at a loss when a loved one barely eats or stops eating altogether. Nutrition shakes seem like a quick and easy remedy, but they may actually do more harm than good.
  • Dietary Supplements for the Elderly: More is Not Always Better
    Supplementation with vitamins, herbs, minerals and antioxidants can be beneficial for some, but buying into this fad can be expensive and detrimental to your health. Learn how to safely select and use these products.
  • Top 14 Antioxidant-Rich Foods For Super Health Benefits
    Doctors' list of top antioxidant rich foods that lead to many health benefits: prevent signs of aging, stop cancer and protect from free radicals that lead to many chronic conditions.

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