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Dining with Dementia: Nutrition Tips for Your Loved One’s Health

While there is no unique diet for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, experts at the Mayo Clinic and the Alzheimer’s Association tell us that good nutrition is especially important to their physical and emotional health. Proper nutrition keeps the body strong and healthy.

For persons with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, poor nutrition can increase behavioral symptoms, such as anxiety and agitation, and may also result in weight loss. Proper hydration is also very important to your loved one’s comfort and well-being.

Important Nutrition Tips for Loved Ones with Dementia

These useful nutrition tips can benefit your loved one’s health and general well-being:

  • Provide a balanced diet with a variety of foods – Offer vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean protein foods.
  • Limit foods with high saturated fat...

Minimizing Stress for Holidays and Family Gatherings

Rene Lesnak, Director of Community Relations of Clarity Pointe Little Rock, made an appearance on Good Morning Arkansas on Thursday, June 18, 2015.  She gave tips on for minimizing stress and preparing for holidays and large family gatherings.

Click Here to Watch the Clip: KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Christine Bryden: "I Have Mid-Stage Dementia. Here's What I Truly Need"

Christine Bryden was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. At the time, she was a single mother with 3 girls, as well as a senior executive to the Australian Prime Minister. Six years into her dementia, see her talk about what it feels like and what you can do to help.  This is a powerful message for all those who care for or know someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.  

More information about Christine and her journey with dementia can be found here: 
http://www.alzheimersweekly.com/2014/11/i-have-mid-stage-dementia-heres-...

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