Many aging seniors find that they now have high blood pressure, even if their blood pressure was within normal range their whole lives. Different kinds of prescription drugs may help, but before going on medication it might make sense to try altering your diet and eating less to lose weight, stay healthy and lower your blood pressure. The DASH diet, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is designed to treat or even prevent high blood pressure. The DASH diet offers suggestions that can also prevent a wide range of other diseases, including stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer. An in-home caregiver can help your loved one eat a heart healthy diet.