Lactose Intolerance & Seniors: Dairy Still on the Menu

Lactose intolerance affects an estimated 12% of Americans. Are your senior loved ones among them? You say you’ve heard of lactose intolerance but aren’t really sure what it means? We’ll fill in the blanks. First, it’s important to understand the difference between an allergy and intolerance to a particular food so that we are not … Read moreLactose Intolerance & Seniors: Dairy Still on the Menu

Dietitian’s Tips for Keeping Your Senior Loved One’s System Regular

Let’s not be squeamish…it’s time to deal with irregularity.  It’s not all about eating yogurt every day! Even though it happens in every person, seniors are most often affected by irregularity and many seem to focus their attention on their bowel movements more than they realize. While an occasional bout of constipation is probably natural, … Read moreDietitian’s Tips for Keeping Your Senior Loved One’s System Regular

Seniors Tracking Their Health – There’s an App for That

Medical tracking using the latest technology is growing stronger every day. We believe that your senior loved ones, while beginning to adopt technology, probably haven’t yet gotten familiar with some great technology apps that can help them track and improve their health and wellness. Many of our seniors are using smartphones in a variety of … Read moreSeniors Tracking Their Health – There’s an App for That

Foods to Help Seniors Build Strong Muscles

Seniors building muscles? Surely we’re not talking about bodybuilding? No, this is something more critical to their lives, their safety and health – fall prevention. Falling among seniors is a leading cause of injury, hospitalization and even death. Caregivers have heard this long enough to understand the implications of one misstep for their seniors especially … Read moreFoods to Help Seniors Build Strong Muscles

Anti-Inflammatory Diet: What It Is & How Seniors Can Benefit

We hear in the media every day about this diet or that “superfood” and the benefits that they can have on our health. We know that aging takes a toll on our body and mind and it is likely that our diet plays a role both positively and negatively. As more scientific research finds that … Read moreAnti-Inflammatory Diet: What It Is & How Seniors Can Benefit

Seniors Using Their Cell Phones as … Phones

With more computing power than carried on the first moon mission, our cell phones – smartphones in particular – give us the ability to perform many functions beyond simply making phone calls. In fact, many are capable of making phone calls without using the phone system. Most of us utilize the capabilities our phones give … Read moreSeniors Using Their Cell Phones as … Phones

10 Food Safety Tips for Seniors’ (and Family Caregivers’) Health

We worry about the safety of our food and want to do everything we can to store and prepare our food to keep our families safe. Getting sick from the food we eat is never fun and can be dangerous for our senior loved ones. As our seniors age, they become more vulnerable to bacteria and viruses – … Read more10 Food Safety Tips for Seniors’ (and Family Caregivers’) Health

Keep Senior Brains Sharp – and It’s Fun Too!

Maintaining cognition (awareness, reasoning & judgment) as our senior loved ones age is an important concern for family members and other caregivers.  A decline in mental abilities can often impact the ability of our elders to maintain the independence they desire. We are often looking for the magic pill that allows us to age gracefully or … Read moreKeep Senior Brains Sharp – and It’s Fun Too!