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Senior Dietary Changes That Can Boost Body Health
Good nutrition is important at any age to maintain a healthy body. It is especially important for aging seniors to sustain proper weight and good health while avoiding chronic conditions such as diabetes.  The
National Resource Center on Nutrition  reports that one out of every four seniors suffers from poor nutrition. By making key dietary changes, seniors can improve nutrition levels for better body health, even in advanced years.

As the body changes and slows during the senior years, dietary modifications become necessary to compensate for slower metabolisms, health conditions, and loss of certain body functions such as the ability to absorb vitamin B-12. Older adults often must adjust diets regarding food selection and intake. Certain power foods become more essential in the diet to help with a senior's digestive system and immune system.

Preparing for Mid-Stage & Late-Stage Alzheimer's Care

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, planning for mid-stage and late-stage Alzheimer's care may be the furthest thing from your mind. The diagnosis itself is already overwhelming. And before you start planning for the future, you need to focus on your loved one's immediate needs.

But once you have your bearings, you'll want to find time to think about what lies ahead. As overwhelming as early-stage Alzheimer's might seem, the later stages of Alzheimer's disease are even more difficult. Preparing yourself for these stages will make it easier to cope, which will improve quality of life for you and your loved one.

Visiting Angels of Pikesville is participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer'sĀ® and fundraising for this very important cause. Will you help us fight Alzheimer's by supporting our fundraising efforts?

Your donation will help the Alzheimer's AssociationĀ® continue to provide support to the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer's and their estimated 16 million caregivers. Your generosity will also help to advance vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention, and, ultimately, a cure for the disease. Every dollar counts in this fight. Can we count on you?
Please visit our personal fundraising page to make a secure, online donation or write a check.* All donations benefit the Alzheimer's Association - and every dollar makes a difference in this fight.

Are you interested in walking with us? We would love you to join us on October 26.  The Walk route starts and ends at the beautiful Canton Waterfront Park and you can walk either the 1.5 mile or 3 miles route! The day of the event Registration begins at 9am, with the Flower Ceremony at 10am and the Walk at 10:30am. 

Please call our Team Captain, Marcy Silver at 410.218.9506 with any questions.

*Check donations should be made out to the Alzheimer's Association. You can mail a check to Visiting Angels of Pikesville (P.O. Box 688, Reisterstown, MD 21136) and we will deposit it directly to the Alzheimer's Association through the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app.

Hot Weather Safety Tips For Older Adults

As the song goes "roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer".  If you are feeling the effects of  hot, muggy, sultry, "weather that you can wear", you can be certain that you are in the Dog Days of Summer.

We all know that hot weather can be dangerous. This is especially true for older adults. Every summer, nearly 200 Americans die of health problems caused by high heat and humidity. Most of these individuals happen to be age 50 or older. Hot weather is more likely to cause health problems for older adults for a variety of reasons. These reasons include aging-related physical changes in the body, chronic health conditions, and even side effects of taking some medications.

Celebrating the 4th of July 

It's July already, and that means family, friends, fireworks, and fun this 4 th of July weekend. But for seniors who struggle with independent living, Independence Day can be a little bittersweet. For many seniors - in particular, those who require in-home care - age-related difficulties can get in the way of fully enjoying the holiday.

At Visiting Angels, we care as deeply about making our clients happy as we care about this great nation. We believe that all Americans should be able to fully enjoy the 4 th of July, no matter their age or any difficulties that come with their golden years. Our caregivers help brighten Independence Day for our in-home care recipients every July. We would love to help you do the same for an elderly loved one in your life.