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Soda Affects and Alternatives

Jan 23 2015

No doubt about it, many Americans love their soda.  You already know that the high sugar calories in it are not the best for you, but you also need to know that there is a lot more going on in the body when you opt for these drinks.  Visit MSN’s Health & Fitness section to read How Soda Affects Each Body Part As You Drink.  This story includes an infographic, helping you understand that cola can affect tooth enamel, asthma and more.  There are many other drink options that you can include in your day.  Everyday Health features 10 Tasty Soda Alternatives, so that you can satisfy your thirst through different selections.

Caring for the Caregiver

Jan 19 2015

It is no easy task to be a caregiver for someone suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s.  Stress can often result from the work, time, and sacrifice involved in caregiving.  The Alzheimer’s Association website can be a very useful tool for those tending to a loved one suffering from memory loss.  There, you can learn about Being a Healthy Caregiver, which includes tips about eating well and physical health.  Often, so much focus is on the loved one, that the caregiver forgets to prioritize their own well-being.  To learn more ways to stay fit, also read Three Fun Exercises for the Alzheimer’s Care Provider (and These Can Benefit the Patient, Too!) on the Alzheimer’s Daily Care website.  If you have questions about caregiving, contact our professional and experienced staff here at The Villas.

Let’s Get Happy

Jan 14 2015

Chances are, if you are in a bad mood, it is not by choice.  The question then becomes, is there something you can do to improve your mood and get your day back on track?  According to, you can try 10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Mood.  Lending a hand, looking through old photos and singing your favorite song can help turn your frown upside down. Next, click to read which are the 10 Foods Better Than Therapy, found on MSN Health and Fitness.  Many will be delighted to read how chocolate and ice cream can change your attitude for the better.  Healthier options, such as nuts and strawberries, do the job as well.

Foods that Fight Cancer

Jan 09 2015

There is no magic pill to stop cancer, but there are numerous foods that you can include in your diet to help prevent various types of cancer.  Learn 10 Foods that Fight Cancer on the website so that you know which items you want to include on your next trip to the grocery store.  Next, click on over to where you will find great tasting Cancer-Fighting Recipes.  Use it to plan your weekly menu, so that your meals are filled with super foods that aid in your health.
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Alzheimer’s and Mealtime

Jan 05 2015

There are multiple challenges that come along with caring for a loved one suffering from memory loss, such as Alzheimer’s.  Meals and nutrition can be especially difficult.  Visit the Alzheimer’s Care Daily website to learn 6 Strategies to Make Mealtime Easier for the Senior with Alzheimer’s.  The article emphasizes patience and keeping on a routine. 

Another informative resource is the Alzheimer’s Association, which provides valuable tips about Food, Eating and Alzheimer’s.  In that feature story, you can read about the best possible diet, which foods to limit, mealtime tips, independence, and more. 

If you have questions about caring for your loved one, contact us here at The Villas.

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