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Links Between Nutrition and Health

For August we’ve compiled some recent articles on various ways that diet impacts health—from lowering the risk of mortality, to treating pressure injuries, to foodborne illness. These articles highlight the effects that food has on our bodies—both positive and negative. These news stories reinforce the importance of educating the public…Read More

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Guidelines

Alzheimer’s and dementia are diseases that take individuals through different stages, from initial signs of cognitive impairment to end of life care. Up until now, guidelines for professional caretakers haven’t specifically covered each area of…Read More

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Associations Between Polypharmacy and Cognitive and Physical Capability

Polypharmacy has been associated with negative effects on health, such as premature mortality, reduced cognitive and physical functioning, adverse drug interactions, medication non-adherence and more. In a study published on Medscape, the effects of “polypharmacy”… Read More

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Maintaining Physical & Mental Health

Maintaining both physical and mental health in old age is the key to living a happy and comfortable life as an aging adult. Below is a compilation of articles on various methods of maintaining cognitive…Read More

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FDA Recognizes 8 New Carbs as Dietary Fiber

On June 14, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration recognized eight new carbohydrates as dietary fiber, which is found to have positive effects on human health. The eight carbohydrates include: Sugarcane fiber and apple fiber…Read More

July’s Tips for Nutrition Care Professionals

July’s tips range from no-utilities emergency meal planning and hurricane preparedness to effectively communicating new findings in nutrition research. With the peak of hurricane season quickly approaching, emergency planning and preparedness is something all healthcare…Read More

Ask the Experts: All About RDNs

Miscellaneous Questions What is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)? A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who has met specific academic and professional requirements including: Earned a bachelor's degree with course…Read More

Ask the Experts: Regulatory Questions

Federal Regulations Also refer to our Regulatory Tips & Resources page. Specific Questions Related to Federal Nursing Home Regulations Feeding Assistants Where can I find the feeding assistant’s rule? I am very interested, as I… Read More

Ask the Experts: Clinical Questions

Common Questions/Answers Fluids and Hydration What items should be counted in a fluid restriction? All fluids consumed are counted in millileters (mLs). 1 ounce = 30 mL, 4 ounces = 1/2 cup = 120 mL,…Read More

Ask the Experts: Food Service Questions

Leftovers Can I use “leftovers” in my facility? Any food that is leftover (food that was meant to be served for a meal, but was not all served), should be used as follows: Leftovers should… Read More

Ask the Experts: Professional & Business Questions

What can a dietitian offer to my AL Facility? A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) can offer so many valuable services to Assisted Living Facilities and their residents! The RDN is a crucial part of the… Read More

Nutrition Recommendations Your Clients Can Take to Heart

Heart disease remains the number one killer in the U.S. for both men and women. February is a great month to encourage your clients to renew their commitment to heart healthy habits February’s focus on… Read More

Should Older Adults Ditch the Diet for the Holiday Season?

The smell of turkey roasting in the oven… The sight of the table set for a very special holiday gathering… Candles glowing brightly…Festive holiday music… The flavor of your favorite holiday dessert melting in your… Read More

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