Healthy Nutrition for the Elderly – New Research on Saturated Fat and Your Heart

Healthy Nutrition for the ElderlyIt’s hard to make dietary choices that provide healthy nutrition for the elderly when recommendations seem to change from one week to the next. We’d been told that saturated fats from sources such as butter, red meat and fried food were detrimental, but later research indicated there wasn’t enough proof that those who gave up these delicacies improved their heart health – and so, we were given the green light to choose butter over margarine once again.

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Boost Your Heart Health to Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

heart healthProtecting your heart can also protect your brain. A study from The Archives of Neurology found that having higher good cholesterol (HDL) may lower one’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

While many doctors are hesitant to claim a healthy heart’s protective powers against Alzheimer’s, many believe that there is a connection between the two. The thought among some physicians is that excess bad cholesterol in the blood may lead to increased bad cholesterol in the brain, promoting production of plaques, which leads to Alzheimer’s. [Read more…]

Ticker Tips on How to Get the Most Accurate Blood Pressure Reading

Blood pressureA healthy blood pressure rate is a vital part of maintaining heart health. It can reveal if heart health is improving or if emergency action needs to be taken. Getting an accurate blood pressure reading, however, can be a bit tricky. To help you get the most accurate blood pressure reading, the caregivers at Regency Home Care of North Atlanta offer the following tips: [Read more…]