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Old 01-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #21
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I have seen them turn everything into a purée in nursing homes. Potato chip, whether it is bacon-flavored or not, would not be excluded.

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:39 AM   #22
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My mother is 90. She eats whatever she enjoys. By lifelong habit, it tends to be very healthy food. She resides at an independant living facility where meals are prepared for her......huge selection of entrees and side dishes every meal, every day. Her GI system lets her know when she has gone overboard on the fried food and cookies/icecream...a built in self moderation system. Her little dog (91 in human years) is now on a strict dog food diet. My mom learned that its GI system would also rebel if given even small tidbits of human food.

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:46 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by SumDay View Post
Some of the best advice comes from the beauty shop, which is where I was Wednesday night. We had this very discussion. It occurred to me that I really don't want to live to be 90+. So at 80ish, I plan to start smoking again, eating whatever the heck I want, whenever the heck I want to eat it, and I may resume some of my bad habits from the 70's.

My mother was in a home, suffering from Alzheimer's, a stroke, and Chronic Heart Failure, and she was paralyzed from the waist down - she was 92. Sounds like fun, huh? To top if off, they wouldn't let her have salt. At a team meeting, I asked her caregivers who there would trade places with her. Not one of them spoke up. I said I thought at the very least she should be able to salt her darned food. I had to further argue with her doctor, but we finally got the sodium back at her place setting. Good grief, it was ridiculous...

So, at that age, eat whatever the heck you want! May be the only fun you have that day!
Good for you for setting her caregivers straight!
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:24 AM   #24
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One of my favorite quotes, MD. I think that was Mickey Mantle's quote, in reference to the hard life he lived, thinking he wouldn't live to an old age because of his family history.

You're right. It is also attributed to Eubie Blake....

"If I'd known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself." Eubie Blake

James Hubert "Eubie" Blake (February 7, 1887 - February 12, 1983) was a composer and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music, as well as a lyricist. With his long time collaborator Noble Sissle, Blake wrote the Broadway musical Shuffle Along in 1921; this was the first Broadway musical ever to be written and directed by African Americans. Blake's hit compositions included "Bandana Days", "Charleston Rag", "Love Will Find A Way", "Memories of You", and "I'm Just Wild About Harry". In 1978, the musical Eubie! opened on Broadway.

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