Elderly Parents and Eating
Elderly parents often develop eating problems like pickiness, digestive disturbances and lack of appetite. Sometimes these eating problems are a sign of underlying medical issues. Learn more.
Articles About Elderly Parents Eating
- Personal Chefs Can Help Seniors at Home
Millions of aging adults suffer from malnourishment because they can't prepare healthy meals. A new company provides affordable personal chefs to help older adults eat better so they can age at home and avoid placement.
- How to Know if a Parent is Eating in the Senior Living Community
Assisted living and skilled nursing facilities seek to provide balanced, nutritional meals for their residents, but when your parent isn't eating enough, it could signal an underlying medical problem.
- 'Healthy' Foods That Elderly People Should Never Eat
Certain foods contain germs that can easily make elderly people very sick, causing food-borne illness, also known as food poisoning. Here is a list of foods that elderly people should avoid.
- Why Seniors Refuse to Eat and What You Can Do About It
When the person you are caring for has stopped eating or only picks at the food on their plate, your first reaction is to push them to eat. Instead, consider the underlying reasons for their diminished appetite and how they can be addressed.
- 6 Vital Nutrition Tips for Seniors
Finding ways to improve your own diet is challenging, but getting someone else to change theirs can be even tougher. Learn what nutrients are most important for seniors and how you can help them adopt healthier eating habits.
- How do I get my sick elderly mother to eat when she refuses?
Senior nutrition is a concern for many families. The first step is to have an open, honest conversation about your parent's diet, nutrition and eating habits.