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MIND your diet

November 21, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

Can your diet delay the onset of dementia? Researchers are finding that what you eat can be a key part of a brain-healthy lifestyle.

Renowned chef preps for senior living gig

November 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A chef who's spent years in France and a career in fine dining will now be dishing up meals at a Tennessee independent living facility.  

Sanjay Gupta on longevity

November 3, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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What's the secret to a long and healthy life? CNN's Chief Medical Officer Sanjay Gupta speaks on health, wellness and longevity at this week's LeadingAge Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Watch for signs of malnutrition

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

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
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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
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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
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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
article

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

Group interventions key to improving health for older lesbian, bisexual women

July 13, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new study suggests weekly meetings and other peer meetups are key to helping aging women in the sexual minority speak up and get active. 

Texas ACO uses onsite testing to improve Type 2 diabetes metrics

June 13, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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An eight-site accountable care organization (ACO) is using point-of-care HbA1c testing, care management and nutrition intervention to bring its population of patients in good control of their Type 2 diabetes from 12 percent to nearly 50 percent.

A warmed-over craving

June 13, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Food cravings have SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears ready for a warm, crunchy taco, but some foods just aren't the same when reheated.

FDA recommends reducing sodium intake

June 2, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

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. 

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