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Caregivers of Older Adults Blog | Nutrition

Meals on Wheels and Beyond: Services for Seniors

By mmLearn.org on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 @ 10:48 AM

There are nearly 48 million people age 65 and older in the US, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. By the year 2060, this number is projected to climb to 98.2 million. While seniors are healthier than ever, they still suffer from a number of obstacles pertaining to everything from loneliness and isolation to nutrition and money. 

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10 Ways for Alzheimer's Caregivers to Make Mealtimes Easier

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 @ 03:36 PM

Mealtimes can be hard times of day for caregivers. Factor in Alzheimer’s disease-related issues like cognitive impairment, coordination problems, and declines in sensory perception which can lead to loss of appetite, and the challenges faced by caregivers rise. 

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Nutrition and the Elderly - Kitchen Sink Veggie Pasta Salad

By mmLearn.org on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 @ 03:56 PM

“You are what you eat,” my mother would always say!  As a three year old crinkling up my nose at broccoli or carrots, I certainly did not want to turn myself into a bushy-haired stalk of broccoli!   Fast forward 60 plus years and that old adage is truer than ever.  We’ve been saturated with nutrition information to help us understand that in order to live a longer, healthier life – good nutrition is essential.  Not only does a proper diet rich in vitamins help us look and feel great – but it also reduces our risk for so many diseases – such as heart disease and high blood pressure, even strokes and type-2 diabetes.

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