Family Caregiver Webinar on Senior Nutrition

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The importance of proper nutrition for seniors simply can’t be understated. Poor nutrition can affect the mind, the body, the immune system and energy levels in ways you may not be aware of. The more you know about the aging factors that can affect eating habits, the easier it will be to ensure the person you care for maintains a healthy diet.

We’ve collected a wide range of materials to help you recognize the warning signs of poor nutrition, understand the physical changes with age that affect appetite and digestion, and be aware of the lifestyle changes that can affect the way mealtimes are viewed. You’ll find nutrition guidelines for mature men and women, a list of food staples every senior should have, and suggestions for making shopping, meal preparation and dining more enjoyable. In addition, there are tips for food safety, recommendations for transportation and budget issues, as well as discussions about the role diet plays in patients with diabetes, cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

In this webinar, Dr. Amy D’Aprix of the DAI Foundation and Mary Alexander of Home Instead Senior Care tackle the topic of senior nutrition and mealtimes. CLICK HERE TO WATCH PRE-RECORDED WEBINAR. The benefits to modifying diets to accommodate age related changes and issues include:

  • Increased cognitive functioning
  • Resistance to illness
  • Higher energy level
  • Improved immune system
  • Faster recuperation times
  • Better management of chronic health issues (like diabetes)
  • Social benefits through mealtime companionship

Your local Home Instead Senior Care office in the Mississauga ON area can provide a caregiver to help your senior fulfill their nutritional needs and assist with light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders and transportation needs. For personal home care in Mississauga, please check with your local office by calling 905- 276-2273.

Home Care Mississauga helping older adults and elderly live independently and safely at home. Please call 905- 276-2273.


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