Sunday, 20 May 2012

Healthy Eating

"More and more we have to realize that healthy eating, healthy sleeping and regular exercise are three important things that everyone should do".


    "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." - Mark Twain

"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." - Samuel Ullman

For seniors, the benefits of healthy eating include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health problems. As we age, eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and emotional balance.

How does the body change with ageing?

Ageing changes the body in many ways. In addition to decreasing mobility and heart function, sensory changes that affect meal intake can occur. Changes in the digestive tract affect digestion and absorption of food. Some older adults are at risk for malnutrition and unintended weight loss due to physiological changes associated with aging

Being aware that changes occur in the geriatric population is critically important. Geriatric patients are especially different due to the unique changes that occur in this population.


99% of the elderly population require corrective lenses. Age related macular degeneration is the number one cause of new onset blindness in adults.