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A focus on vitamin D – how the "sunshine" vitamin can improve health

... A focus on vitamin D – how the "sunshine" vitamin can improve health NUTRITION, VITAMIN D, AGEING Dr David Mantle, nutritional adviser at Pharma Nord, discusses the importance of vitamin D to health in an older person. Why we miss out on ...

How to keep your parent's fridge fresh and organised

... How to keep your parent's fridge fresh and organised nutritional value, healthy eating, cooking We're always told to watch what we eat but when it comes to our parent's diet we can't always be around to ensure they're getting the nutrients they need or that their fridge ...

Food for thought - healthy eating tips for ageing palates

... Food for thought- healthy eating tips for ageing palates healthy eating, nutritional value, fresh food, ready-meal, cooking, cancer Home-style catering expert and fresh food advocate Janice Caluori offers advice on preparing nutritious meals that appeal to the changing tastes that come with age ...

Do meals on wheels actually mean tea and company?

... Do meals on wheels actually mean tea and company? nutrition, loneliness, companionship, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Ever wondered what a meals delivery means for your elderly relative? Is it a friendly face and a welcome chat to brighten ...

Introducing Joseph Pip – a superior meals delivery service

... Introducing Joseph Pip – a superior meals delivery service Ready Meals, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Independence At When They Get Older we wanted to do something that can change lives for the better. That's why we've launched a new home delivery frozen ready-meals service that people ...

Why eating well is important in dementia

... . Questions to ask the care home Once it's clear that a parent does have dementia then it's still important to focus on diet, nutrition and wellbeing. The report highlights steps that care homes and hospitals should be taking to ensure good nutrition for their patients, and ...

Avoiding the age-related muscle loss of Sarcopenia

... . This is the main reason why older muscles tend to reduce in size with age. This means their body's muscles actually receive less nutrition and lose mass and strength over time. For this reason, many nutritional experts and indeed, top protein scientists, recommend a ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid malnutrition

... How to help your elderly parent avoid malnutrition malnutrition, healthy eating, independence, nutritional value As people age their appetite can start to wane. The cause can simply be less need for calories and therefore nothing to worry about. But malnutrition can become a problem ...

Stocking the cupboards

... Stocking the cupboards healthy eating, nutritional value, independence, Stuff happens, and sometimes your parents won't be able to get out to the shops as often as they'd like. Here are a few ideas of items worth keeping stocked up in their cupboards and freezers ...

Ready meals for the elderly - what's on the menu?

... healthy eating, vegetarian When your parent can no longer cook for themself it's difficult to know what options are available to cater for their nutritional needs and specific tastes. Aside from cooking up portions yourself to fill your parent's freezer or buying an assortment of supermarket ready-meals for ...