Healthy Snacks For Older Adults

November 6, 2017 CaptionCall 10 comments
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Fact or fiction – Healthy eating can help your hearing?  Fact!  A healthy diet helps blood flow and strengthens the brain, both of which help to keep your hearing healthy.

As we age, it can become more difficult to think of healthy snacks or treats that you enjoy. It’s because your tastes change over time. Also, with age your rules for how you should be eating tend to become more lax.  Another fact to consider is that as you age your body will retain less fat.  It is recommended that you talk to your doctor about your diet and how often you can give in to your sweet tooth cravings.

If you want to feed your sweet tooth while still getting some good nutritional value, here are some things you can try:

  • Yogurt with fruit
  • Fruit Smoothies
  • Pudding cups
  • String cheese sticks
  • Oatmeal cookies
  • Nuts or trail mix

You can find many other great ideas here: http://seniorcarecorner.com/choosing-snacks-seniors-eat-nutrition

Make sure to talk to your doctor about any nutrition concerns you may have. Don’t forget good eating really can help with your hearing health. If you have been struggling to stay part of the conversation due to hearing loss, be sure to eat healthy and get an appointment to see a hearing care professional.

CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified.  CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life.

Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator

 

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10 Comments on “Healthy Snacks For Older Adults

  1. Not everyone with hearing loss is OLD!!! Rather than addressing this to “Healthy Snacks for Older Adults”, how about “Healthy Snacks for All Ages”?? Why wait until the 60s or 70s to start eating right? Why not mention that NOT smoking, NOT using street drugs, or NOT socializing for a lifetime will also keep bodies & minds healthy, along with good food? In addition to hearing health specifically, avoiding encouragement of other afflictions like obesity/diabetes/arthritis/cardiovascular improves health. If you truly want to be my advocate, I’d appreciate better captions on TV shows. Today’s “actors” only read lines; no diction, enunciation, or projection of the voices anymore. Very few have real theater or public speaking skills. As a result, captioning cannot keep up the pace, & they disappear too quickly to read & get the gist before the next lines appear in a flash — if at all! THIS could be a great area to address. Or else, I’ll just keep on reading the books. Thanks for letting me vent; I do love the phone. It’s helped in a lot of cases.

  2. Excellent commentary on the closed captioning in TV shows Movies etc. captioning disappears too quickly and sometimes just a flash of words. Hopefully they will be able to correct this soon.

  3. I’m thinking the NOT in front of socializing is not correct. Isn’t socializing for a lifetime a good thing? I love the captioning, but agree it’s often too slow on TV.

  4. I love my Caption phone. I do have hearing aids but they do not work as they should. The wording on the Caption phone is not always exactly what the person is saying but generally I get the drift of what they mean and I have the option of questioning them if I do to understand. Thank you.

  5. I agree completely about the captions on TV. You have to be a speed reader to read what’s being written. I need the captions for every program I watch. People speak too fast anyway.

  6. Yes!!! Bonnie, I’m with you, BUT, could you clarify the “NOT socializing for a lifetime”? I had a career in aviation and jet exhaust “roar”, the high frequency whine of helicopter turbines & transmissions, etc. has taken its toll. “The phone” has been helpful but the “translation” does get way behind sometimes.
    The best thing I have discovered for quality of life is the Bose “Hearphone”. It doesn’t totally take the place of a pair of hearing aids, but has its area of superiority. The first movie I attended (Loving Vincent) was a “mind blower”! I was able to hear ALL of the lines and THE MUSIC! What an experience! At my son-in-law’s birthday party (at a bar) I was able to engage in and follow a conversation in the midst of ~ 35 people (who had had a few drinks) jabbering around me. Only problem is that my wife wants me to wear it 100% of the time!
    Best part is that it costs $500, compared to $5,000 for a pair of higher end aids and it is large enough that I don’t continually misplace it.

  7. I concur with what you have said about age! I am only 51 years old, but healthy eating is important at all ages and should begin from birth. I love oatmeal cookies, by the way! Just watching my weight, so cookies are not something I include in my diet that often.
    About TV captions–I prefer watching British TV because the original speakers of English have much better diction and make for better captions. NOT all programs or movies on TV even have captions, and my TV will attempt to supply them only sometimes when they do not. If you are watching local news, much of it is ad-lib live and not captioned. I have also found that problem watching A LOT of movies and documentaries on YouTube; some come already with captions (CC) that are clear and concise, and some are done phonetically and are terrible. Not everything has captions.
    Best of luck as you navigate this hearing loss! I understand where you are coming from completely. 😀

    1. As for captioning, my local Regal theater has started to supply glasses that show the dialog for all shows and when they work they are a godsend. They are free and the only glitch is that sometimes the person setting them up makes an error. I have learned to spot the problems and errors now so I don’t miss the first 5 minutes of a show. They work just great & my wife has decided to start using them as well even tho she doesn’t have as severe hearing problems as I.

  8. Especially value the comment about incomprehensible speakers/actors due to failure to enunciate. BBC is fantastic, and Australian & New Zealanders are great too. I get DVDs from my local library and make sure they have CC (which recent releases mostly do).
    Caption Call could do a vastly better job. They have part of the technology, but the time lag makes my callers anxious: Is somebody listening in? they ask. But many young people talk at a blistering pace, anxious only to get the words out. I don’t envy the translators.

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