Is it okay for elderly to eat meals erratically? - AgingCare.com

Is it okay for elderly to eat meals erratically?

Follow
Share

Mu mom eats breakfast at 10 and lunch at 3 oclock and then eats supper at 8.00pm is that okay. What can I do to have her eat meals at regular times. Pami

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
5

Answers

Show:
That's about the schedule my mom followed when she was living with me. Since I went to work at 8, I would cook a bowl of oatmeal for her which she heated up when she got up mid-morning.

Normally this schedule wasn't an issue unless we had something to do say mid-afternoon - like a doctor's appointment - when she would normally be eating. I think that is a fine schedule for your Mom.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

I'm not sure what's wrong with those times. They seemed spaced-out enough, too.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

Don't worry. She's eating, that's all that matters
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

Don't worry about when she eats just as long as she is eating healthy.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

You can't force her to eat on your time unless she's a imate in jail requiring chow time.Be glad she's eating.Most elderly people eat small like a little bird as not getting enough in their system.Once elderly people get dementia that's when it becomes a problem as remembering when and if they eat.As long as she is eating enough that's all I would be worried about.I would say eating before bed time isn't a good idea.For what your explaining,Sounds like she sleeps to late in the mornings."10:00am breakfast".Sounds like to me she is staying up too late at night and sleeping in to late.All the elderly people I ever known wakeup before the birds singing and go to bed by 6 pm.Sounds like you need to have her go to bed earlier and wakeup earlier in the morning to enjoy the day.Timing is off is all it is.
Be thankful she eats.
best,
Helpful Answer (2)
Report

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
Related
Questions