When a loved one is having trouble swallowing, doctors often recommend thickening their meals and drinks to avoid choking and aspiration of particles into the lungs. Use these tips to encourage them to eat and learn how to pick the right thickening agent.
Social media websites and online forums can be great resources for caregivers--helping them cope with stress, giving them community and companionship, and providing them with information so they can take better care of their elderly loved ones.
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.