Like most Midwest, blue-collar towns, Milwaukee is home to many restaurants serving classic American food and meals. However, up-and-coming chefs bring new culinary perspectives to restaurants across the city. Specifically, more and more of the best restaurants in Milwaukee offer healthier, seasonal menu items. Fresher food gives senior diners with restrictive diets more delicious options when eating out. Our New
Month: October 2019
Changing Diets As We Age
Make sure to eat enough fiber: Fiber helps lower our risk for heart disease, control our weight and prevent Type 2 diabetes. Whole grain bread and cereals, beans, peas, fruits, and vegetables are all fiber-rich foods that should be included in our diet every day. Get enough Vitamin B12: Most of us do not get enough B12 in our diets. B12 is
What is Respite Care for the Elderly?
Respite care can be used to supplement care for seniors recovering from a hospital visit, or simply to give their caretaker some time for themselves. Whatever the reason, looking after a loved one can be a full-time job, and caregivers should never feel guilty for wanting a break. Read on to learn what the purpose and the benefits of respite
Using Music to Exercise
We all know we need to exercise—but can music really help? Well, humans love rhythm. We tap our toes, and nod our head to the beat. Even toddlers will waddle to the rhythm. And if we add music to exercise, the brain benefits, along with the heart. When researchers at Ohio State University added music to exercise, the participants who exercised
Making the Most of Your Memory
Do you remember those Reader’s Digest articles, “It Pays to Increase Your Word Power”? Well, the word of the day when it comes to Brain Fitness is: neuroplasticity. It simply means that your brain can create, change and strengthen neural connections—and it can do that even as we age. But just like a regular muscle, if you don’t work it, it doesn’t
A Life Worth Living
I have seen people write about ending it all when it comes to a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. They assume they know what it will be like to deteriorate in terms of their own self -awareness and personality. Such is the case in the movie, Still Alice. A college professor diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, Alice desires to live “in the moment” as
Can Interactive Technology Help Seniors Engage?
Who says seniors can’t use the computer? Today, interactive technology is transforming how memory care and assisted living communities are engaging their residents. Using new technology, residents in memory care and assisted living communities are able to play games, video chat with their loved ones, look at family photos, exercise, enjoy singalongs, and far more. Technology at New Perspective New Perspective Senior Living (NPSL) is utilizing
Sharpen Your Pencils, Sharpen Your Mind!
What’s black and white, and healthy for you? Crossword puzzles! What was once just a great Sunday afternoon pastime has now been shown to produce real benefits for our cognitive health. In addition to being fun, the top three reasons why you should be kicking back with a good puzzle are: Keeping your brain sharp and possibly helping prevent cognitive
Is it Dementia?
For anyone over the age of 50, you know that the last time your misplaced your keys, or you forgot your sister’s birthday, you immediately thought ‘I have Alzheimer’s’. This knee jerk reaction is a default for our generation. For years we’ve seen the commercials on TV, witnessed the cognitive decline of our older relatives and friends, and secretly or
The Seven Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 65 seconds someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s Disease. That means in the time it will take you to read this article, 8 people in will develop this disease. While there are 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, by 2050 that number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million if a cure is