Carers vital in helping prevent malnutrition in elderly

Malnutrition in the elderly is rife. It can often go unnoticed but helping prevent starvation in Wales are our carers. There is a common misconception that older people naturally lose weight. Causes of malnutrition, such as illness, loneliness and loss of mobility are more common. While column inches in our national newspapers and magazines are […]

Tips to keep an elderly loved-one’s fridge organised

If you have an elderly loved-one living alone, you want to be reassured that they’re eating properly, so it’s important to make sure their fridge is well stocked and organised. Stocking up and organisation Ideally your loved-one should have a good mix of fresh and long-life items. Fruit, meat and eggs are great fresh diet […]

Drinks and smoothie ideas for the elderly

It can sometimes be difficult for elderly people to chew or swallow food, so a healthy drink or smoothie can be ideal. It’s a great way to ensure they still get the right levels of vitamins and nutrients into their diet. But they should not replace meals. You should consult a doctor before making changes […]

The pros of peanut butter for the elderly

Peanut butter is a great source of protein. Having it on toast is a great, easy and convenient way for the elderly to incorporate it into their diet. The protein is great for building and repairing muscles and it can help you feel fuller for longer. Eaten in moderation, a good quality peanut butter can […]

The benefits of drinking lemon water

Today our blog is all about the benefits of drinking lemon water as part of our series of blog posts on healthy eating and drinking. It’s important we all look after our bodies as much as we can, especially as we’re getting older and many small changes can help reduce the risk of developing diseases […]

Hot meal ideas for elderly in winter

Last week we blogged about keeping safe and warm at home in the winter and one of our top tips was to ensure you or an elderly loved-one gets at least one hot meal a day and plenty of drinks too. Food is a vital source of energy and it helps keep your body warm, […]

Malnutrition awareness in the elderly

According to research by the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, one in ten people (1.3 million) over the age of 65 in the UK is malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. It also found that 90% of people who are affected by malnutrition are living at home. There is a common misconception that […]

The health benefits of eating pumpkin

If you haven’t already noticed, pumpkins are starting to pop up in supermarkets and farm shops all over the place in preparation for people to carve them for Halloween. However, anyone not celebrating the Samhain festival, can still make use of pumpkins by eating them! Pumpkins, which are part of the gourd family, have some […]

How fish could help reduce risk of dementia

We believe it’s extremely important that the elderly stay well hydrated and eat the right meals to ensure they get all the nutrients they need. We have previously blogged our top tips for the elderly to eat well as well as listing lots of food items that should be incorporated into their diet (garlic, bananas […]

The benefits of potassium in our diet

We all know that healthy eating is extremely important and we have previously blogged about the importance of vitamin D for people with dementia, how garlic is a super food we should all be including in our diets and how an elderly person can keep their health in check with kale. But today we want […]