Vitamin D

We have known that vitamin D plays a vital role in health. It promotes the absorption of calcium for stronger bones and can help lower the risk of many diseases. But according to new research, older adults who have a severe vitamin D deficiency have a 122 percent increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Scientists have long anticipated that there was a link between vitamin D deficiency and Alzheimer’s, but they had not expected the link to be quite so strong.

Take a look at this article from Next Avenue for some tips on getting more vitamin D and for more information on the link between vitamin D deficiency and Alzheimer’s disease.

As the days in New Hampshire grow shorter and our time spent in the sunlight decreases, you may want to increase the amount of vitamin D in your diet. Fatty fish such as salmon, trout and tuna, fortified milk and cereal, eggs, and certain types of mushrooms are all good sources of vitamin D.

At Live Free Home Health Care, we are skilled at helping seniors receive the nutrition and care they need so they can remain healthy and happy at home. Live Free Home Health Care’s caregivers also receive specialized Alzheimer’s training by our Certified Dementia Practitioner, ensuring the most knowledgeable, patient and compassionate care. To learn more about how we can enhance the quality of life for your loved one with Alzheimer’s in central New Hampshire, visit our Alzheimer’s care pages or call us at 603-217-0149.