10 Frequently Asked Questions for Registered Dietitians

Right at Home owner Amy Mack is uniquely qualified to provide the answers!

The Other Senior Weight Problem

Today we read so much about the many negative health effects of obesity. But for seniors, being underweight can be just as bad. Why do seniors experience unintended weight loss, and what can be done?

The CDC Tells Seniors: Eat Your Fruits and Veggies!

Older adults who consume the recommended amount of produce have on average the memory and thinking skills of a person 11 years younger, says a team of neurologists.

The Role Nutrition Plays During Cancer Treatment

Right at Home's director of quality care shares information to help family caregivers whose loved one is undergoing chemotherapy.

A Delicious Way to Improve Your Health

This year, studies continue to confirm the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

In-Home Care Supports Good Nutrition for People With Alzheimer's

March Is National Nutrition Month, a good time to focus on the special dietary challenges of seniors who are living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.

Eat More of This for a Healthy Aging Boost

A Caring Right at Home poll showed most of our readers gain a few pounds during the holidays. Here's a way to lessen weight gain and increase our health in myriad ways!

This Summer, Drink to Your Health!

Most of us know to take in more fluids during the warmer months. But does it matter what we drink? Nutritionists assure us that it does!

One Change Can Help You Salvage Your Spring Diet

With every meal you prepare at home, you've been selecting healthy ingredients and counting calories. What went wrong?

Berry Power!

Berry shortcake is a Fourth of July favorite. Did you know these delicious little fruits are full of health-protective nutrients?

Creating Appetizing Meals for Seniors

Good nutrition is vital for the health and well-being of older adults. Yet when it comes to eating well, this time of life brings challenges. Disabilities, chronic health conditions and medications can all affect the appetite. Taste and smell often decline. Missing teeth, uncomfortable dentures and digestive problems can make eating uncomfortable. And for many with Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, MS or stroke, eating is more of a challenge than a pleasure.

Online Buzz: The Effects of Caffeine on Seniors

Drinking coffee and other caffeinated drinks is not something people readily give up. In one survey of people 64 years of age and older, almost 20 percent indicated they would rather give up sex than give up drinking coffee. While there are dangers associated with consuming too much caffeine, the effects of the stimulant on seniors in particular aren't all negative.