/Diet

Food Allergies: Detection and Management for Seniors

What Are Food Allergies? In theory, it can be easy to confuse food intolerance for a food allergy. The former primarily involves the digestive system and its inability to properly break down certain foods. Food intolerance can cause everything from nausea to bloating and cramps. With food intolerance, you can generally consume small amounts of [...]

June 29th, 2017|

5 Quick and Healthy Meals for Elderly People

Elderly people need to be careful about what they eat in order to stay in good health. However, preparing healthy and tasty meals is often a challenge. If you care for an elderly relative or friend, you might be looking for some inspiration, so here are five simple and healthy meals that you can prepare [...]

May 25th, 2017|

Elderly Malnutrition

Elderly Malnutrition; Spot the Signs of Malnutrition in your Elderly Relative As we age, our bodies require fewer calories, yet we require more protein, calcium, B vitamins, and other nutrients. Unfortunately, there remains a surprising lack of awareness about the specific dietary needs of seniors and how nutrition plays a key role in their well-being [...]

May 11th, 2017|

Senior Nutrition

Senior Nutrition: Foods that Can Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease As we age, the risk of heart disease can increase due to a condition known as atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis occurs when the arteries begin to narrow from plaque buildup in the arterial walls, disrupting blood flow throughout the body. If blood flow stops altogether, from [...]

April 6th, 2017|

Organic food for the elderly

The benefits of Organic food for the elderly Organic September is here, is it time to give organic a try? The Soil Association has changed the month of September to 'Organic September', which is a month where people and organisations all over the country will be celebrating the benefits of organic food and products. The [...]

August 29th, 2016|

Food safety:

Food safety for the elderly: What you need to know Correct food preparation is important for people of any age, but it is even more important for elderly people. Food poisoning can be deadly, and it is more dangerous when suffered by people with other health problems, which is sometimes the case with older people. [...]

July 14th, 2016|

Obesity in the Elderly

Obesity in the Elderly: A Growing Problem Back in June 2014, it was reported that 75 per cent of people aged 45 to 74 are overweight. Sources quoted the National Obesity Forum (NOF) warning that many people will face issues related to their weight in old age, and that this could turn into a serious [...]

May 10th, 2016|

Diabetes Myths

Diabetes Myths: Know the Facts when Caring for Your Relative Diabetes can happen at any age, and for the elderly, it’s a disease that can especially affect their lives. The good news is there are ways to manage the disease for an elderly loved o ne. Type 2 diabetes is a large problem in the [...]

March 1st, 2016|

Balanced Diet for Elderly People

Achieving a Balanced Diet for Elderly People A healthy and balanced diet is incredibly important for elderly people. Eating properly can help reduce the risk of potential health problems, and a balanced diet simply leads to a better quality of life. So how can you ensure good eating habits in the elderly? Ensure They Eat [...]

October 6th, 2015|

Meal Delivery and Other Options

Setting a habit of healthy, regular meals for the elderly: meal delivery and other options As your parent gets older, cooking tasty and nutritious meals can become more of a challenge. You may find yourself travelling to your loved one’s home each day to cook meals for them or freezing meals that can then be [...]

June 11th, 2015|