Eating Oranges for Eye Health – Reduce risk of macular degeneration

eating oranges for eye health

We’ve all heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but did you know that eating oranges for eye health is important? The study that demonstrated this was 15-years long and involved 2,856 adults who were greater than 49 years old at the beginning of the study. The […] Read more »

Older Adults are at a Greater Risk for Sepsis

Older adults are at a greater risk for Sepsis, which is an illness that can kill you before you realize you have it. Even survival from sepsis can have lasting health consequences. So it is important to understand what sepsis is, how you get it, and how to recognize the […] Read more »

Hidden Value of Companion Care

lonley older adult

As a Companion Care provider we work diligently to reveal the hidden value of Companion Care. Often doctors, family members, and even older adults who need our service don’t understand how valuable it is. Adult children do their best after work to take care of a load of laundry for […] Read more »

Using Your Hands to Determine Portion Sizes

hands are your food portion size guide

We can all learn what to eat as an older adult, but then we come to the $64,000 question: What is a serving size? For that, I turn to Simin Levinson who is a proponent of using your hands to determine portion sizes.  Simin Levinson, MS, RDN, CSSD is Clinical […] Read more »

Things to Consider when Preparing Meals for Older Adults

preparing meals for older adults

Becoming a caregiver to a parent involves a lot of changes and challenges in your life. One of those can be preparing meals. We know you’ve been preparing meals for years, however preparing meals for older adults can be challenging. Their medications can mean that certain foods must be avoided […] Read more »

Brown Bag Medication Review: What is it and why should you do it?

Conducting a brown bag medication review on a regular basis can significantly protect your health. This is an important activity for everyone who takes medications and/or supplements. We often think of vitamins and supplements as “natural” but that is a misnomer. They are for all intent and purposes a drug […] Read more »

A Medication Reminder System is Essential to Your Health

Home-Made medication reminder system

Why Medication Reminder Systems are Important One of the wonders of modern medicine are the wide variety of medications that enhance both the quality and length of our lives. Today medicine is used to control blood pressure, insulin, cholesterol and even the rate at which our hearts beat. Yet medicines […] Read more »

4 Tips for Managing Depression in a Loved One with Dementia

As any veteran caregiver can attest to, dementia has a nasty way of making a difficult situation even more challenging. So, when you combine dementia and depression together in a single elderly loved one, it can be especially hard for a concerned family member to know how to make things […] Read more »