Making–and Sticking to–Resolutions for Better Nutrition

MemoryMeals | Dec 15, 2018 | General Health & NutritionPrint With every new year come those resolutions to turn away from bad habits and get a fresh start. Eating more sensibly is usually at the top of the list, especially after all that holiday splurging that has gone on since Thanksgiving. Luckily, eating nutritious foods and living a healthier lifestyle …

Physical Activity for Arthritis

Originally published on the CDC: If you have arthritis, participating in joint-friendly physical activity can improve your arthritis pain, function, mood, and quality of life. Joint-friendly physical activities are low-impact, which means they put less stress on the body, reducing the risk of injury. Examples of joint-friendly activities include walking, biking and swimming. Being physically active can also delay the …

Starting to Exercise Again after a Break

Originally published on Go4Life: Vacation? Flu? Out-of-town guests? Many things can interrupt your physical activity routine, but you can start again and be successful. Here are a few ideas to help you get back on track. Continue Reading Article >   OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at Beaumont Traditions of Beavercreek Traditions at Brookside Traditions at Camargo …

How Your Eyes Change With Age

Originally published on AARP: Like crow’s feet and graying hair, changes to our eyes are inevitable as we age. But while some age-related eye issues — such as needing reading glasses — are harmless, others, like cataracts, can impact your vision (or worse) and need to be diagnosed and treated. Here, a look at the most common age-related conditions, and …

Helping An Elderly Parent Settle Into A Senior Care Facility

Originally published on Sixty & Me: Helping your mom or dad to move into a senior care facility can be a stressful, chaotic process. Not only do you have the usual stress that comes with any move, but, you may also have to deal with your loved one’s emotional reaction to being asked to move to a new home. Fortunately, …

10 Fantastic Valentine’s Day Ideas For Seniors: Activities And Gifts

Originally published on Daily Caring: Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples – everyone can celebrate! It’s the perfect occasion for showing love and affection to family and friends. It’s also a great opportunity to spend quality time with your older adult. We’ve rounded up plenty of fantastic Valentine’s Day ideas they’ll love – 6 categories of activity suggestions and 4 …

Signs of Caregiver Burnout and Options for Seeking Help

Originally published on the American Heart Association: Caregiver burnout is caused by too much long-term stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed and can’t meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose the interest or motivation that led you to take on a certain role. Your emotional and psychological health can affect your physical health. Many caregivers …

Drinking enough fluids isn’t just for the summer!

Originally published on the National Institute on Aging: It’s important for your body to have plenty of fluids each day. Water helps you digest your food, absorb nutrients, and then get rid of the unused waste. With age, some people may lose their sense of thirst. To further complicate matters, some medicines might make it even more important to have plenty of fluids. …

January Featured Recipe: Lime Chili Chicken

Taste Profile Chicken punched up with a citrusy lime marinade and topped with an avocado tomato salsa Chicken is low in saturated fat and is therefore an excellent source of protein. It is also high in choline and vitamins B6 and B12 – all of which have been shown to be neuroprotective and help moderate mood. The healthy fats from …