Mission: Nutrition – Eating Well as You Age (Part 4)

In this final installment of our series, we will take a look foods that help fight the onset of dementia. Alzheimer’s and dementia are some of the scariest and most emotionally-triggering degenerative diseases. But they are easier to prevent than previously thought. Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. In Alzheimer’s disease, inflammation and insulin resistance injure neurons and inhibit communication between brain cells. Be aware of these 10 warning signs and symptoms […]

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Mission: Nutrition – Eating Well as You Age (Part 3)

Although we’re still snug in summer’s golden embrace, before you know it we will once again be caught in the throes of a notorious Michigan winter. It’s always wise, particularly for seniors and caregivers to be proactive and prepare to wage war against flu season, and other immune system antagonists.   People 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with their younger counterparts because the immune defenses becomes weaker as we age. Flu symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.   In […]

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Mission: Nutrition – Eating Well as You Age (Part 2)

In this installment of eating well as you age, we will take a look at Osteoporosis. This degenerative disease decreases bone strength and increases the likelihood of broken bones. It’s the most common cause of this injury among senior citizens. Bone is a dynamic living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the development of new bone doesn’t keep up with the removal of old bone. This can cause your bones to become porous and brittle.   Osteoporosis can creep up silently in its early stages, without any typical symptoms or warning signs until an […]

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Mission: Nutrition-Eating Well as You Age (Part 1)

Everyone knows the importance of staying healthy and eating well. But did you know that as we age our body requires more and different nutrients to help stave off certain age related illnesses and maladys?   A full and balanced diet can promote mental acuteness, help fight age related disease, help you recuperate faster from injury or surgery, and also help you to better manage any current health issues you might be facing.   This is the first in a series of informational articles that  will provide insight into the benefits of a healthy diet in relation to age. We […]

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