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Failty - The Silent Struggle in the UK

Frailty - identifying the issue

As we age, our bodies undergo various changes, and for some individuals, this can lead to a condition known as frailty. Frailty is a state of increased vulnerability to stressors due to age-related declines in physiological reserves and function. In the United Kingdom, frailty is a significant concern, particularly among the population aged 75 and above. This blog post will explore the impact of frailty on the over 75s in the UK, shedding light on the challenges they face and the importance of addressing this issue.
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Increasing Energy Intake

10 Ways to Increase Energy Intake in the Elderly

As we age, our bodies go through various changes, and one of the most common challenges faced by the elderly is a decrease in energy levels. This can make it difficult for them to perform daily activities and enjoy life to the fullest. If you have an elderly loved one who is struggling with low energy, there are several simple yet effective ways to help them increase their energy intake. In this blog post, we will explore 10 actionable tips to boost energy levels in the elderly.
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Malnutrition - Spotting the signs in the elderly

Spotting the signs of Malnutrition

As we age, our bodies go through various changes, and one of the challenges that many elderly individuals face is malnutrition. Malnutrition occurs when the body does not receive the necessary nutrients it needs to function properly. It can have serious consequences for the health and well-being of older adults. In this blog post, we will explore the signs of malnutrition in the elderly and how to spot them.
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Calcium for a healthier you

Calcium Intake and General health

As we age, it becomes increasingly important to take care of our bodies and prioritize our health. One crucial aspect of maintaining good health is ensuring an adequate intake of calcium. Calcium is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in keeping our bones strong and healthy. In this blog post, we will explore why calcium intake is particularly important for adults over 65 and how you can ensure you are getting enough of this vital nutrient.
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Portion Size and the older consumer

Serving Size and the Older Consumer

As we age, our bodies undergo various changes, including changes in metabolism, digestion, and nutrient absorption. These changes can have a significant impact on our overall health and well-being. One important factor that often gets overlooked is the serving size of the foods we consume. In this blog post, we will explore why serving size is crucial for elderly consumers and how it can contribute to their overall health.
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Protein Intake in later life

Protein intake in later life

There has been much debate about protein intake in later life. In modern society we related to protein intake in athletes and now in fitness fanatics and in weight builders, gym goers and the body conscious. 

Protein plays an important part in later life muscle recovery and maintenance of lean muscle mass. Up to 10% of older community dwelling adults and 35% of those in short or long term institutional care do not have sufficient food intake to meet a protein intake of 0.7g/kg body weight per day. 

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Helping supporting loss of appetite - Wisely Well

Helping supporting loss of appetite

Interventions within the healthcare system either through carers or hospital visits are frequently driven by reduced food and water intake. 

Although Anorexia is associated with young adults, 20-30% of elderly individuals suffer from anorexia which is a major contributing factor to frailty. Reduction in protein intake also increase the likelyhood of fractures when falls occur. A recent peer reviewed paper provided some strategies to encourage consistency in nutrition

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Reducing Food Waste - Wisely Well

Reducing Food Waste

Typically when you are living alone preparing food for one can be a real challenge. Wisely Well helps with this by delivering healthy meals that can be heated in minutes. 

By using our clever cooking system you can heat and serve a meal in 2-3 minutes, saving time, energy and of course waste.

Eat when you are hungry rather than at prescribed times can also help with total nutrient intake and satiety.

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Reducing your sodium intake - Wisely Well

Reducing your sodium intake

Wisely Well has specifically signposted meals that are low in sodium in the product page and allow you to sort on meals by dietary condition. 

Current UK recommendation is a maximum of 6g per day, the average salt intake is 8.1g

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How to store our Meals - Wisely Well

How to store our Meals

We deliver our meals to you - they can be stored in the cupboard but as a carer we suggest that you store them in a fridge. This encourages consumption by the person you are caring for when they are peckish
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Elderly Nutrition and remaining independent

Elderly Nutrition and why it's important to independent living

As we age, our nutritional needs change. It becomes even more crucial for the elderly to maintain a healthy diet to support their overall well-being. In the UK, elderly nutrition is a topic of great importance, as it directly impacts the quality of life for older adults
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