Since he’s moved in with me, Dad and I have a “deal”: I cook most nights but we bring in take-out two nights (and Dad pays). That deal has actually been a good thing for him, primarily because when he lived alone, his food choices were fairly poor. He ate a lot of canned soups and creamed corn, ham and cheese sandwiches, and cereal. Since moving in with me, he eats more vegetables, whole grains, fish, healthy fats like olive oil, and fewer processed foods. And it turns out that this type of improved diet is important for all elders if they want to age well.
September 11th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Dad recently came home from an appointment with his primary care doctor. He was really proud because he’d lost weight and his blood pressure had dropped. Interestingly, though, he hadn’t changed medications or dosages, and his daily routine has stayed the same.
February 10th, 2011 at 6:49 am
In the broad life category of “it’s not too late to re-invent yourself”, I have decided that this year I will grow up, get real and be healthy. I know, I know. I am even scaring myself with this new commitment. For the record, this bombshell did not come as a new year’s resolution; just an idea that developed over time.
August 13th, 2010 at 2:11 am
Successful aging means being proactive. Did you know that some of your habits can impact your ability to remember? Having a complete physical on a regular basis should be part of your plan since there are many causes of memory loss which may be reversible.