Hydration - Why is it so Important for Older People?
In this blog post, our expert Dietitian, Kaye Dennison (NZRD) explains why hydration is such an important issue for older people and shares her tips on how to reduce the risk...Read more
Q&A: How much energy do older people need and how can they get it?
In this Q&A, our expert Dietitian, Kaye Dennison (NZRD) shares insights around energy and tips for how older people can get more of it. Older people’s energy needs vary on...Read more
Q&A: How to Reduce Weight Loss in People with Dementia
In this Q&A, our expert Dietitian, Kaye Dennison (NZRD), answers an important question about reducing weight loss in those living with dementia.Read more
Dysphagia and IDDSI Educational Video
Together with aged care clinicians, we have put together an educational video to help others understand dysphagia and the new IDDSI framework. View it here and share it with your team so your aged care site can be brought up to speed.Read more
The 5 Key Micronutrients That Help Older People Get Better and Stay Well
In our last blog we saw how protein and energy are the two key nutrients that help keep our residents active and independent. But there’s a lot more than just...Read more
Qu: My husband has a swallowing problem and regularly enjoys Pure Foods. I generally eat much the same as him, do I need to do anything extra for myself in regards to fibre?
It is great to hear that you and your husband are coping well with a pureed diet and fantastic to see the importance you place on social eating. There are...Read more
Qu: I am 81yrs old and enjoy gardening but I have a problem with skin cuts & scratches taking a while to heal. What foods will help me with wound healing?
Thanks for your question, it’s great to hear you are keeping active in the outdoors by doing exercise around something you enjoy! From my experience working in the community with...Read more