Planning Meals for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s: Tips for Success

Planning Meals for Those With Alzheimer's Disease

When a loved one is living with the challenges of memory loss, daily activities that we often take for granted can become difficult to manage. As Alzheimer’s disease (and other forms of dementia) progresses, a person eventually loses the abilities to cook or prepare a meal, choose healthy foods to eat, use utensils and, in some late-stage cases, chew or swallow without difficulty. As a person’s skills and cognitive abilities gradually worsen, it often falls on their caregiver to make sure they eat properly and get enough nutrients in their diet.

Celebrating Healthy Aging Month: 10 Tips for Dementia Patients

Healthy Aging Month

September is national Healthy Aging Month, created by Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging® Magazine. For the last few decades, Healthy Aging Month has provided an annual opportunity for seniors and those who care for them to reevaluate their health, lifestyles and habits, and find inspiration for adding more healthy activities into their daily lives.

7 Valuable Nutrition Tips for Your Loved One with Dementia

7 Things You Should Know About Dementia and Nutrition for Your Loved One

 Dementia and Nutrition for Your Loved One

Nutrition experts say there is no specialized diet for loved one’s living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola, the beautiful new memory care community opening this December in Pensacola, Florida.

However, they do advise that good nutrition is very important to the physical and emotional health of people with dementia. And poor nutrition, they say, can actually worsen symptoms of dementia, such as anxiety, agitation and apathy.”

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Brain

Tips on Maintaining Nutrients in Loved Ones with Dementia

Mealtime and Memory Loss: Maintaining Nutrients in Loved Ones with Dementia

Mealtime and Memory Loss

For those living with memory impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, activities that we usually take for granted turn into daily challenges. Declining cognitive functioning can make it difficult for those with Alzheimer’s to pick up utensils, communicate their preferences or even chew and swallow while eating. Unfortunately, the difficulties that occur at the dinner table make it hard to maintain the level of nutrients seniors need to stay well.

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

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