Beans, Peas, & Lentils

Beans, Peas & Lentils

By SIEW GUAN LEE, MS, RD – Univ. of Idaho Extension Beans, peas, and lentils are the mature forms of legumes that provide many health benefits. There are many varieties including kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), split peas and lentils. They are available in both dry and canned forms that are nutritious…

Blood Pressure Check

Further Evidence that Controlling High Blood Pressure Can Reduce Dementia & Alzheimers Risk

by Shawna Wasko, M.OLP PI/Nutrition Contacts Mgr. A study supported by the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation and the NIA Intramural Research Program, published in Lancet Neurology, showed that there is more evidence that controlling high blood pressure can reduce dementia, Alzheimer’s risk. The article stated that a global team of scientists cross-referenced data from six large, longitudinal studies that tracked…

Elderly woman exercising

Staying Fit & Healthy in Your Senior Years

By Karen Weeks Aging is often associated with frailty, but growing frail doesn’t have to be part of growing old. There’s a lot you can do to maintain your physical fitness and, in turn, your independence as you age. Here’s what you should know about staying fit and healthy in your senior years. What is sarcopenia? Sarcopenia is age-related muscle…

Clutter

Caregivers Need to Declutter

By Shawna Wasko, M.OLP PI/Nutrition Contracts Manager The holidays were stressful for me. Shopping, delicious foods I needed to avoid, wrapping gifts, Caregiving for my parents, extra clutter EVERYWHERE in my house, etc. As I researched articles to share with my Caregiver Support Group and my Grandparents/Relatives as Parents Support Group I kept running across articles on decluttering our lives.…

Nutrients for Seniors

Why Seniors Need Vitamins to Live Healthy Lives

Nutrition is one of the cornerstones of health. As we get older, however, it’s possible to miss out on important vitamins and nutrients, reducing our health and quality of life. If you’ve been feeling out of sorts, eating right and getting the balance of foods you need can make a big difference. Why It Matters People have long understood that…

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology has made it safer than ever for Seniors today who are living longer and choosing to age in place. Aging in place enables seniors to remain in the comfort of their own homes while obtaining any personal care and support services they might need over time as their needs change. In addition, to support services provided by a…