What we eat plays a huge role in our health. This is especially true for older adults. This age group is often battling heart conditions and other chronic health problems that could be made better by eating a healthy diet. By not making the right dietary choices, your elderly parent is at risk for stroke or heart disease.
Eating healthy is not easy, but can be done with a little support and encouragement from family members and friends. If you are not able to be by the elderâ€™s side during this change in their life, a home care provider can be there. Not only does this professional caregiver, offer support and companionship to older adults, but they also help with the cooking, cleaning, and any other responsibilities the elder is no longer able to do.
Here are a few ways to dramatically transform the seniorâ€™s eating habits into ones that are healthy.
Heart health is important at any age, but especially after the age of 50. With these tips, you should be able to assist the senior in creating meals that are delicious and healthy.
Source: Â http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyEating/Nutrition/How-to-Eat-Healthy_UCM_307257_Article.jsp#.WDO6QrMg1-Y