Posts by Jenneke van Hemert

Are You Dehydrated?

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Are You Dehydrated?

The “I only drink when I’m thirsty”approach can trip you up. The summer is almost over. The sweating and basking in the sun moments are still fresh in our memory, and we may even long for the cooler breeze of early fall. You’ve heard it all summer long: stay hydrated, drink 8 to 12 glasses a day. But don’t think to pack that habit away along with your shorts and summer attire. Hydration is important all year long. Research has shown that active and healthy seniors are managing their hydration well, evidenced by little difference in hydration status compared to younger folks....

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Malnutrition, double trouble.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, Food, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Malnutrition, double trouble.

Malnutrition in the community may not be always visible. Yet, it is a big problem: one out of two people admitted to hospital are in a malnourished state. People who have a chronic disease and are older than 65, are especially at risk for malnutrition. This is because when you suffer from a chronic disease and it is getting worse, you are not feeling well, and not feeling inspired to cook. You may have physical limitations curbing your ability to prepare a good meal. It is troublesome when you have difficulty cooking meals. But when you have a chronic disease, it means double trouble: your...

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An ongoing daily challenge

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, Food, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

An ongoing daily challenge

Is mealtime a struggle for you and your loved one with dementia? Anger, frustration, or refusing foods are signs that your loved one may be overwhelmed. There are several reasons your loved one may not enjoy mealtime anymore. The amount of food in front of them, background noises, distracting design patterns on the serving plate, or even the use of utensils may add to the confusion. Here are a few tips to help. Remove distractions. Turn of the TV and phones. Use a plain but colored plate; blue and red work well. The contrast between the plate color and the food makes is easier to see what...

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