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Could proper dementia care improve life for your Milbrae senior?

Could proper dementia care improve life for your Milbrae senior?

If you lost something valuable and found out that you might be able to get it back, wouldn't you go to great lengths to see if you could indeed retrieve the lost item? It would be pretty amazing, huh?! If your Milbrae senior is showing signs of dementia, proper dementia care may be able to help! Dementia isn't as much of a disease as it is a term to describe a bunch of similar symptoms. Incurable diseases such as Alzheimer's fall under the broader umbrella of dementia, but treatable and potentially curable forms of dementia also exist. It's VERY important that your loved one get fully checked out by a doctor to determine exactly what he or she is dealing with. Once...

Nutrition How To’s for Seniors

Nutrition for seniors isn't always easy to figure out, but with these how to tips, you'll be able to give your loved one more of what they need. Improve Hydration Not getting enough fluid into the body puts seniors at serious risk of dehydration, which can cause all kinds of issues from confusion to constipation to changes in blood pressure. The list goes on and on. According to doctors, seniors over the age of 65 need the following: 2 liters (nine 8oz glasses) per day This might be different for those who have heart or kidney problems, and it's so important to ask your loved one's doctor what they need. And don't forget that all liquids, including soup, popsicles, coffee, tea, milk, etc. count towards this goal. To get to...

Superfoods for Seniors

Smarter food choices can add both quality and quantity to the life of your loved one (not to mention to your own life!). One great way to have a healthy relationship with food is by eating nutrient-packed foods. These densely nutritious foods are generally lower in calories but are always packed with an enriching punch nutrients. You can help your loved one to ward off age-related diseases - including heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes. Check out the age-rewinding super foods below: Drink lemon water first thing in the morning. Lemons are rich in Vitamin-C and can boost your immune system. They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function, and can also help control blood pressure. This killer combination can also relieve indigestion and reduce...

Quality and Quantity of Life Through Diet

March is National Nutrition Month, and that makes it a great time to think about how food affects the way that our bodies need to be well nourished in order to function the way that they should. Eating well is even more important for seniors with chronic diseases than it is for the rest of us, as the wrong foods can easily create a situation in which health problems become much more serious. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes are just a few of the chronic diseases that are seriously effected by diet. In fact changes in diet are proven to increase both the quality and quantity of life! Talk with your loved one's doctor about what kinds of nutrition is best given their specific needs,...