Malnourished Seniors Who We May Think are Eating “Just Fine”

Malnourished SeniorsWe all know that there is a difference between eating an apple and an apple fritter. Thirst can be quenched by a “Co-Cola” or a glass of grapefruit juice, but that doesn’t mean they are the same.

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“Barbecue Chicken, Black-Eyed Peas and a Side of Okra – Order up!”

senior nutritionIf you’re from Atlanta, you know food. Throughout Georgia, history and geography have combined to make our culinary traditions some of the most diverse and delightful in the country. Most people don’t even realize how unique our food culture is in Atlanta until they travel elsewhere. Order tea anywhere else and find out for yourself. Lots of people in the United States have never even heard of a boiled peanut, let alone tried one.

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6 Questions to Ask if You’re Worried About Your Parents’ Nutrition

home care and senior nutritionEating is very personal. It’s also often a social event, whether we eat with our family or get together with others for a celebration. We have our favorite foods. Some people prefer the way certain foods are prepared; others have rituals associated with their meals. Some people like to eat alone, in front of a television, while others want a fully set table. But tastes and the ability to enjoy food may change over time, making it harder for senior caregivers to ensure their loved ones are eating properly and getting enough nutrition to stay as healthy as possible. [Read more…]

What Nutrients Do My Parents Need?

home care atlanta nutritionAs children, we likely didn’t pay a lot of attention to what our parents ate, unless they happened to be eating a treat that we wanted. But as our parents age, it’s not unusual for us to start noticing things, such as their nutritional intake, especially if we’re acting as their caregivers. [Read more…]

The Most Effective MS Treatment & How Home Care Services Can Help

MS treatmentAccording to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, an estimated 350,000 to 500,000 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with MS, a chronic neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system. The most frequently prescribed drug for MS treatment is beta interferon, an expensive drug that recent research has revealed may not be as effective at treating the disease as once thought. However, 50 years of research has shown a low-cost alternative that anyone can do, and that many are calling the most effective MS treatment ever.
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