I would be really grateful if you can advise me what foods would be best for my mother who is around 65 years old and has become very weak.
She has also gained weight, about 10-12kg due to inactivity mainly due to severe back and knee pain.
She can't eat much due to very low appetite. I would appreciate if you can be specific about the foods and their quantities.
Her current diet:
Breakfast = 1 or 1/2 slice of bread with 1 or 1/2 cup milk
Lunch = 1 or 1/2 slice of bread with mix vegetable curry or some type of soup (about 1 small cup).
Dinner = Same as lunch but with less quantity.
I keep requesting her to include more protein such as eggs and also oatmeal[1 egg or small cup of oats made in milk], she has started but can't eat regularly.
I'm very concerned of her becoming weak since I noticed her grip strength and activity level becoming considerably reduced.
She is also unable to drink water adequately, currently she only drinks maybe 2-3 glasses.
Please also consider diabetes and high blood pressure in mind before providing a suitable diet.
Watching your parents get old is indeed one of the scariest things.
Thank you very much.