Loss of Appetite in the Elderly

A decrease in appetite and lack of feelings of hunger, often leading to unintentional weight loss.

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  • 5 High-Calorie Foods Your Elder Will Enjoy

    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.

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  • Think Twice About Giving Seniors Nutrition Drinks or Shakes

    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.

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  • Why Seniors’ Tastes Change with Age

    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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  • 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.

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