Eating is a common problem for someone suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease. Your loved one may be overwhelmed with too many food choices, forget to eat or have difficulty using eating utensils. Here are some tips to help make mealtimes easier for your loved one with Alzheimer’s: Serve meals in a quiet place away from the [...]
Avoid those decadent Fat Tuesday pancakes without breaking tradition! Fat Tuesday marks the end of Mardi Gras (which, in French, translates to ‘Fat Tuesday’) and celebrates a day of gluttony. Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday as it’s called in England, has been in practice for hundreds of years across the globe. Traditionally, the day is [...]
Over the past several years, food safety has been on the minds of all Americans. In the United States, consumers often take for granted the safety of the food at the corner store. Yet at the same time, the media has been highlighting cases of salmonella, E. coli and, most recently, listeria in domestically grown [...]
It’s no secret that diabetes often leads to heart attacks or strokes. Now, researchers believe there is a strong link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s and Dementia. In a recent study out of Japan, research have found men and women over the age of 60 with Type 2 Diabetes were twice as likely than other participants [...]
Part of the constant struggle to stay on a healthy food track is the parties you’ll attend. In my circle, football season spikes the number of get-togethers and the number of calories consumed at each one. In an effort to stay healthy, but still appeal to the masses, I have adapted a game day classic: [...]
Why do Americans trade great nourishment for sugary drinks? CNN recently reported, based on a National Center of Health study, that half of the US population over the age of two consumes sugary drinks daily. The study defined “sugary drinks” as sodas, sweetened waters, energy drinks, sport drinks and fruit beverages. They forgot about: diet [...]
With Hurricane Irene barreling (potentially) directly to my apartment, I went on the hunt to find delicious, healthy food we could eat if the power goes out and I’m stuck indoors. Anything I could find to skip the frozen hot dogs and canned beans. That’s when I found an old friend: Cook This, Not That.
My sister-in-law, a registered nurse, once advised me to stay on the outside aisles of the grocery store; the further you move to the inner aisles, the less healthy the food becomes. Good advice, for sure. The fresh produce, meats, breads and dairy are all situated on the outside aisles of nearly every grocery store [...]