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Watch for signs of malnutrition

October 5, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

When it comes to malnutrition among older adults, quality matters more than quantity.

A meal with a side of friendship

September 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

An outreach program dishes up healthy and tasty eats to help seniors get the nutrients they need and make meal time a not-to-be-missed social affair.  

Dining dilemmas

September 13, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathy Mears doesn’t know how meal plans are made, but she knows that when she’s eating simply to eat and not for enjoyment, the food doesn’t taste as delicious. 

More families say no to feeding tubes for advanced dementia

September 12, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Increasing awareness about the stages of advanced dementia can help families make more informed decisions on tube feeding.

Dementia-friendly dining

August 15, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Industry innovators are pushing the meal ticket far beyond fish sticks and apple slices.

FDA recommends reducing sodium intake

June 2, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance to reduce sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams per day. One in three Americans has high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. 

Studying the brain on the MIND diet

April 25, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The National Institute of Aging is funding a study to see whether the Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet is an effective strategy to slow cognitive decline and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.  

A short stack a day may keep the Alzheimer's away

March 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

New studies show eating blueberries improved brain function and activity in people with mild cognitive impairment. Pure maple syrup may prevent the formation of brain plaque and fibrillation of beta amyloid proteins. All of which is to say: eat to your health...

Girl Scout Cookies for a cause

March 16, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Girls from one Minnesota Girl Scout troop fundraised to buy and deliver 400 cookies to veterans at a local retirement community.

The tooth-breaker

March 14, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

That infamous premade "chicken patty" might be convenient, but some residents would rather choose anything else than a dry, crunchy disk, says SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears.


Obesity and dementia

February 1, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Scientists dig deeper into the reasons why obesity hurts the brain by altering the genes responsible for making memories.

A diet you'll want to follow

January 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

A new diet designed to lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease has far reaching benefits and has been ranked by US News & World Report as surprisingly easy to follow. Researchers reported significant benefits for those who made modest changes and...


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