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Loss of Appetite

A decrease in appetite and lack of feelings of hunger, often leading to unintentional weight loss.
  • Family members may be at a loss when a loved one barely eats or stops eating altogether. Nutrition shakes seem like a quick and easy remedy, but they may actually do more harm than good.
  • 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.
  • Age-related changes in appetite and food preferences can be tricky. Try these tasty tips to help your loved one maintain a healthy weight and get the vital nutrients they need.
  • Many older adults experience a loss of taste and no longer enjoy the foods they once loved. Depending on the underlying cause, a doctor may be able to suggest treatment options and methods of coping with this problem.
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