Learn about research-based recommendations on ways to reduce risk of developing cognitive decline and possibly dementia. This “ALZ Talks” by the Alzheimer’s Association offers tips on how to make small changes to build healthier habits. Watch the recording here.
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What do we know about diet and the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease?
Many studies suggest that our diet may affect the aging brain’s ability to think and remember. These findings have led to research on general eating patterns and whether they might make a difference. One diet that shows promising evidence of health benefits is the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish,Continue reading “What do we know about diet and the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease?”
10 Tips for Choosing Healthy Meals as You Age
Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are! Use these tips to choose foods for better health at any stage of life.
Add Key Vitamins to Your Diet by Eating These Foods
Vitamins have different jobs to help keep the body working properly. Some vitamins help you resist infections and keep your nerves healthy, while others may help your body get energy from food or help your blood clot properly. Most older adults can get all the nutrients they need from foods. Here are a few examplesContinue reading “Add Key Vitamins to Your Diet by Eating These Foods”
Protein, Carbs, and Fats: What You Need to Know
All food contains nutrients your body can use to function. Understanding these nutrients can help you plan a healthier diet. Proteins—Proteins are often called the body’s building blocks. They are used to build and repair tissues and help you fight infection. Your body uses extra protein for energy. The protein foods group includes seafood, lean meat andContinue reading “Protein, Carbs, and Fats: What You Need to Know”
What Do We Know About Diet and Alzheimer’s disease?
Many studies suggest that what we eat affects the brain’s ability to think and remember. But what do we really know about diet and Alzheimer’s disease? Unlike other risk factors for Alzheimer’s that we can’t change, such as age and genetics, people can control lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise, and not smoking. These lifestyleContinue reading “What Do We Know About Diet and Alzheimer’s disease?”
Make Holiday Meals Healthy with These Tips!
Appetizers? Check. Side dishes? Check. Main course? Check. Desserts? Check. As you’re planning your holiday meal, keep your health on track with these tips: Include a variety of foods from each food group for the most nutrients. Know the difference between “serving” size and “portion” size. Include heathy snacks in your appetizers. Read more aboutContinue reading “Make Holiday Meals Healthy with These Tips!”
Choose Healthy Meals this Holiday Season
No matter how old you are, making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do. It’s important to choose foods and drinks that provide good nutritional value and help you stay healthy as you grow older. Make healthy choices this holiday season and during the coming year with these tips: Stay hydrated—Drink plenty ofContinue reading “Choose Healthy Meals this Holiday Season”
10 Tips for Choosing Healthy Meals as you Age
Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are! Use these tips to choose foods for better health at any stage of life. Drink plenty of liquids. With age, you may lose some of your sense of thirst. Drink water often and limit beverages that have lots of added sugarsContinue reading “10 Tips for Choosing Healthy Meals as you Age”
Overcome Roadblocks to Healthy Eating
Some older adults may face roadblocks that make healthy food choices more difficult. Here are examples of some common problems and solutions: Tired of cooking or eating alone? Try cooking and sharing a meal with friends. Look into having some meals at a nearby senior center, community center, or religious facility. Not only will you enjoy aContinue reading “Overcome Roadblocks to Healthy Eating”