When seniors don’t eat adequate amounts of healthy food, they can become malnourished or dehydrated. When elderly adults are malnourished or dehydrated, their health can decline, and they may be more susceptible to illness and diseases. You must do everything you can to make sure your aging relative is eating properly. If that is a challenge for you to do, consider hiring an elder care assistant to lend a hand.
Why Is It So Hard for Elderly Adults to Eat Properly?
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When your elderly family member isn't eating properly, she's not getting the nutrition that she needs in order to stay healthy. Figuring out what is causing her to eat poorly can help you fix the problem.
Meals Are Too Large.
As your aging adult's activity decreases, her appetite will also decrease. This might have the effect of your senior turning down meals entirely or eating so little that she's just not getting enough nutrients from what she is eating. Serving smaller, more frequent ...
Now that your parents are older, they no longer enjoy cooking meals. Cooking for two doesn't hold the same appeal as when your mom cooked for an entire family. They've turned to processed foods and takeout. You're worried that they're not eating the amount of fruits and vegetables they need for optimal health.
You can't be there every night to make sure they're eating properly. What do you do? Here are five tips for making sure your parents eat enough produce.
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The brain is one of the most important organs in the body. But, like the rest of the body, it too ages. Unfortunately, brain health can decline, just like physical health in other areas of the body. The good news is that there are ways to protect against decline. One way is to eat certain foods that protect brain health. Below are several foods that can be included in the diets of older adults to help the brain work better.
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Awareness and education are two of the most important tools that you can use as a family caregiver to ensure that you are giving your elderly parent the highest quality care possible and helping them to live the quality of life that they deserve. By being aware of the risks that they might face and recognizing them, you can make meaningful changes to your care routine to address those risks and protect your parent from the potential consequences of them.
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