Nutrition/Dietary

Active Aging Week expected to have record participation numbers

What began as an incentive for older adults to lead healthier, more active lives has become a tradition involving hundreds of thousands of individuals in neighborhood groups, health and fitness clubs, parks and recreation sites, seniors centers and senior living communities from New York to New South Wales, Australia.

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Thinly staffed nursing home causes residents to miss meals, lack cleanliness

A Manlius nursing home without enough staff to clean, feed and toilet residents has been fined $22,000 by the state.

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Speaking up: tech firms and AARP partner on voice tech for seniors

Two voice technology startups are partnering with AARP to personalize care for older patients with diabetes.

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The right times to raise concerns in a nursing home

"My older sister is recently moved into a long-term care home. It seems to us that the staff was very attentive and very nice when she first arrived, but they aren’t so much anymore."

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Wellness coaches help seniors not only survive, but thrive

A Massachusetts retirement community uses coaches to help seniors maintain physical, emotional and spiritual health.

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Refusing to be spoon-fed

A Washington state agency has drafted guidelines for people with dementia who don’t want to receive oral foods or fluids. 

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Dining with dysphagia

Japan’s food industry is rethinking meal time with the rising number of seniors and deaths related to choking. 

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Hydration project

Soda may be popular, but SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears says ice water is often the nicest accompaniment to a meal.

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Dining with dignity

A Massachusetts couple sent diningware back to the drawing board to help older adults retain independence longer.

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The tastes of home

Comfort foods bring joyful memories and joy to our stomachs. Resident blogger Kathleen Mears longs for sandwiches on toast, a simple luxury that is difficult at best for her to get in long-term care.

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