It is important for individuals receiving Alzheimer’s care to maintain
a nutritious diet. As a senior grows older, his or her ability to absorb
nutrients decreases, along with his or her metabolism, activity level,
and appetite. Seniors can support their overall health by eating meals
and snacks that feature a wide variety of vegetables and fruits. Lean
meats such as chicken, turkey, and fish can reduce a senior’s intake
of saturated fat.
The dietitian in this video explains the importance of increasing calcium
and vitamin D intake, particularly for post-menopausal women, and lists
a few healthy sources of these nutrients. She also discusses strategies
of dealing with appetite loss and an impaired thirst mechanism.
In addition to providing a comprehensive nursing care plan for dementia
in Cedar Park, Avalon Memory Care ensures seniors receive the nutrition
they need with
three home-cooked meals each day. To discuss arranging for Alzheimer’s care and medication management
for your loved one, call (214) 752-7050.