Content tagged "family caregiving nutrition"

The Question of Food as Medicine

Family Caregiving Updated: August 01, 2013

As people age they typically need less food (fewer calories), but about the same amount of most vitamins and minerals. This means that older adults need to...

Lifting Weights as Physical Activity

Family Caregiving Updated: August 09, 2012

Lifting weights may be an important part of strength training in your exercise routine. However, remember to consult your health provider before beginning...

Give Your Heart a Healthy Beat

Family Caregiving Updated: August 09, 2012

The following learning lesson from North Carolina Extension Service helps you make changes in your eating and exercise habits and is designed to help prevent...

Diabetes

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

Diabetes is a serious disease at any age but may be especially serious for older adults. It happens when the level of glucose (also known as blood sugar) in...

Safe Walking

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

Finding time for exercise to reduce stress and your risk for chronic disease is essential for remaining healthy for you and for those who depend on you for...

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss for people over 60 and risk increases significantly with age. A large NIH study found...

Grandparents Can Help Grandchildren Develop Good Eating Habits

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

We often comment about how grandparents spoil their grandchildren by buying candy, cookies and other treats. Most grandparents want their grandchildren to...

A Quick and Healthy Meal Is Not Hard

Family Caregiving Updated: August 07, 2012

There are many healthy, quick, and easy recipes for beginners online. Cooking is like anything else. It might be slow going at first, but with practice, soon...

Caregivers Need to Know About Alcohol Abuse

Family Caregiving Updated: October 07, 2011

Most people associate alcohol abuse with teenagers but, while underage drinking is a large problem in America and much effort is focused on its prevention,...

High Blood Pressure

Family Caregiving Updated: October 07, 2011

High blood pressure, or hypertension, may be especially dangerous because you cannot see or feel its symptoms. If left untreated, high blood pressure may...

Stress and Anxiety Can Influence Relationships and Economic Matters

Family Caregiving Updated: June 03, 2011

Caregiving in and of itself is stressful for some people, so minimizing stress in other areas, when possible, can be a helpful strategy. You can talk or...

Making Healthy Eating a Family Affair

Family Caregiving Updated: June 03, 2011

Would this be the kind of conversation that might happen in your family? An eleven year old boy and his grandmother (primary caregiver) talk openly about...

Fiber Plays Beneficial Roles in the Body

Family Caregiving Updated: June 03, 2011

Fiber, a complex carbohydrate, is generally defined as the part of a plant that cannot be digested. Thus, it adds virtually no calories to the diet. There...

Warning Signs of a Stroke

Family Caregiving Updated: June 03, 2011

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. A stroke happens when blood cannot flow to a part of the...

Medication Management Is a Personal Responsibility

Family Caregiving Updated: June 03, 2011

We know that taking our medications as directed is an important part of staying healthy. This involves understanding a little bit about drugs in general,...

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