An estimated 78 million Americans have high blood pressure, and over 15 million have coronary heart disease. One of the best ways to keep your heart healthy is through proper nutrition, and the following tips provide some helpful guidelines for a heart healthy diet.
While it’s been proven that your diet is heavily correlated with risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, at this point little is known about the connection between diet and memory loss – specifically diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Despite the lack of concrete evidence at this point, here are some foods and diet tips based on early research that can help prevent memory loss as you age.
Caring for aging parents can be both purposeful and stressful. While you want to be there for your loved ones, many family caregivers can feel like they’re being robbed of their own life experiences. Sometimes, this can even cause ill will toward your parents and other siblings. The following tips can help you care for your aging parents while lessening the emotional toll and inherent stress.
Dehydration is an excess loss of water that disrupts the body’s normal functions. It takes place when someone loses more fluids than they take in. For many elderly people, chronic dehydration is a major concern that can lead to hospitalization and health issues. Generally speaking, humans can only survive for 4 days without water.
When mom is dealing with dementia, it’s difficult for everyone. This mother’s day, what can you get for someone struggling with memory issues? Fortunately, there are lots of meaningful gift ideas your mom is sure to enjoy. Some of these gifts even allow you to connect with your loved one affected by dementia more easily.
If you have certain medical conditions or are recovering from surgery, your doctor may recommend a mechanical soft or soft foods diet. While these two eating plans sound similar, they’re actually quite different in terms of what foods are allowed and what they’re prescribed for. In this article we’ll discuss the differences between these two oft-prescribed diets.
Everyone has that one food they can’t stand. Whatever it is, it’s probably because you don’t care for the taste, not because it’s harmful for you to eat it. However, there are many foods in your local grocery store that ARE very unhealthy, and should be avoided whenever possible. Here are 5 foods to never buy at the grocery store.
Nutritional and dietary supplements used to make you think of just vitamins and minerals. But nowadays, there are a lot of big businesses selling supplements with amino acids, hormones, herbs, vitamins, and minerals. These supplements can be added to seniors’ diets in some cases to prevent various health problems, and can be beneficial because seniors are especially susceptible to dietary deficiencies because their bodies aren’t as efficient at absorbing nutrients.
Hiring a chef for your next dinner party is a great way to ensure you and your guests will enjoy an amazing meal! Entertaining a crowd, even a small group for that matter, can be stressful and not having to worry about cooking can be a huge weight off your shoulders. In this post we’ll discuss how to find a local chef to help with your next dinner party.
The DASH diet (Dietary Approach to Stopping Hypertension) has been consistently rated the #1 diet by US News & World Report for the last 6 years. Different than the fad diets that promise dramatic weight loss, the DASH diet is based on sound nutrition principles that everyone should follow. At Chefs For Seniors, we use the DASH diet principles to come up with a lot of our weekly menu items!