A Look at Healthy Food Choices for Seniors

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.