For family caregivers: Tips, recipes and more

  • Jul 17, 2018
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  • by Jenneke van Hemert

Being a caregiver to a senior often leads to stress and may also weaken physical health. It also increases financial responsibility and pressure. Many caregivers report feeling tired, worried, anxious, overwhelmed, or isolated. Specifically, meal preparation, cleaning and lack of support are the leading causes of...

  • Dec 15, 2017
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  • by Jenneke van Hemert

 Why do I still need to eat healthy? When you have an elderly parent, encouraging healthy eating may seem a bit condescending. After all, she is over 85 years old, and must have been doing something right all this time? Why shouldn’t she just eat...

  • May 10, 2017
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  • by Jenneke van Hemert

Anger, frustration, or refusing foods are signs that your loved one may be overwhelmed. There are several reasons your loved one may not enjoy mealtime anymore. The amount of food in front of them, background noises, distracting design patterns on the serving plate, or even...

  • Apr 15, 2017
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  • by Jenneke van Hemert

One Pot Wonders: Spring Chicken I love to cook a nice meal but I don’t love to do the dishes. That is why I marvel at the one pot recipes that can impress the best of us. I found this wonderful recipe book beautifully written...

  • Feb 17, 2017
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  • by Jenneke van Hemert

"I am overwhelmed with the care for my mother in law. The Doctor said she needs a minced diet and she can’t swallow very well. Can you help?" She wasn’t kidding, she sounded stressed. The responsibility for meal preparation can be demanding, especially when a...

  • Jan 24, 2017
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  • by Jenneke van Hemert

  Diet and nutrition play an important role in maintaining health and wellbeing. Being well nourished means feeling better, having less severe side effects from medication, and having better results from medication. All of this results in a higher quality of life. In contrast, being...

  • Sep 01, 2016
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  • by Jenneke van Hemert

For someone managing a chronic disease, anything that can provide relief or comfort, is desirable. Strategies often include medication, alternative health interventions such as acupuncture and massage, or physio-therapy. Nutrition therapy, or also called therapeutic diet, does not immediately come to mind. Why is that? Why are...