By Shawn Turcotte
Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Edmonton, CPCA
There is no doubt that cases of people with Alzheimer’s disease are on the rise, and the numbers are sure to increase as the Baby Boomer generation ages. Caring for a loved one steeped in the throngs of this debilitating disease puts on the added pressure to watch out for their physical and mental needs. It is possible to focus so much on keeping routines in place that you forget to watch your loved one's diet.
Healthy eating is essential for us all. In a senior, it becomes even more critical. When we eat for the health of our hearts, in turn, our brains benefit since the heart pumps blood and oxygen to all parts of the body. Elder care should include a well-rounded diet that encourages blood flow to the brain.
Suggestions to Improve Diets for Alzheimer’s Patients
At Home Instead Senior Care Edmonton, we understand the health needs of your elderly family members. We help them to continue living life as independently as possible, including assisting with fixing healthy meals. Proper nutrition is vital for continued wellness. Remember when you eat with the heart in mind, the brain benefits. Consider these suggestions to help your loved one eat better:
Eating right and getting exercise has been a recipe for good health for years. Keep in mind the importance of a healthy heart, and the rest of the body benefits, including the brain.
Alzheimer’s care has many facets involved, thus making it difficult to keep all the balls in the air. Home Instead Senior Care serves families with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s with the support families need. Our caregivers are highly trained and ready to help you care for your aged loved one and their health, while allowing you to maintain a work-life balance and still having time to enjoy family.
Call us at (780) 439-9990 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in our community.