DODGE PARK DIETITIAN

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Dodge Park Dietitian

Cara Zechello, M.Ed., RD, LDN is the Regsitered Dietitian for the residents of Dodge Park. SHe writes a monthly column for the Dodge Park Newsletter that can also we found here on the Dodge Park website.

She has a wealth of healthy, nutritious knowledge available to the residents and their families. She is available to meet with family member to address any concern or questions regarding dietary needs or special diet for their loved one.

Cara can be reached at Dodge Park Rest Home number (508-853-8180).

Dodge Park is a Caring Super Star!

Dodge Park Rest Home is pleased to announce it has been selected as a “Caring Super Star of 2018” for service excellence in memory care, since 2012.

Some of the positive feedback that led to Dodge Park Rest Home earning the Caring Super Star 2018 award includes:

  • Excellent teamwork and great staff retention history
  • Commitment to excellence in care across all facility department
  • An ongoing intensive dementia training to all staff members

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Nutrition Articles by Cara, the Dodge Park Dietition.

Alcohol Consumption and the Risk of Developing Dementia

Some of the detrimental effects of heavy alcohol use on brain function are similar to those observed with Alzheimer disease (AD). Although alcohol use may be a risk factor for AD, it is difficult to study this relationship because of similarities between alcoholic...

Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts About Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a grain that has become more of a household name in recent years. It belongs to a group of foods called “ancient grains” due to their historical beginnings. Quinoa has been consumed in South America for thousands of years and was once...

Breakfast – Make it Count

In order to take care of our bodies and give ourselves the energy that we need, we must find a way to eat breakfast everyday. When we wake up in the morning following an overnight fast, our body craves nutrition. Without breakfast, our bodies cannot function as well...

Putting Good Nutrition in the Lunchbox

Whether you’ve got kids heading back to school this fall or you brownbag your lunch to work, making sure nutrition makes it in there is important for good health and energy to finish the school or work day. Balancing lean protein with complex (not sweet) carbohydrates...

Is There Such a Thing as “Brain Food?”

Studies are suggesting that a healthy diet and good lifestyle choices can have a positive impact on one’s cognitive function later in life. Nutritive compounds such as antioxidants, phytochemicals and the B vitamins are particularly of interest to scientists studying...

Put Nutrition Back into Your Routine

How was your summer eating? Do you tend to go light in the summer with a bounty of fresh local fruits, grilled chicken, fresh vegetables from your garden? Or have your weekends been filled with fun barbecues, fried seafood at the beach, and picnics consisting of...

Can the MIND Diet Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans over the age of 65. Research is trying to prove that the foods we choose at a younger age may lower the risk of developing the disease. The MIND diet may be just the eating plan that makes all the difference....

With today’s ever-growing focus on health, our directors are reinvesting in the food programs and leaving largely processed food behind in favor of natural, healthier ingredients. Between our nursing and dietary staff we are trying very hard to  capture all food allergies and dietary concerns as comprehensively as possible    

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