Loss of Appetite in the Elderly

  • 5 High-Calorie Foods Your Elder Will Enjoy

    Working around age-related changes in appetite and food preferences can be tricky for family caregivers. 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 Nutritional Supplement Drinks or Shakes

    Family caregivers may be at a loss when an elderly loved one loses their appetite or stops eating altogether. High-calorie 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 an elderly loved one stops eating or only picks at their food during meals, usually our first reaction is to urge them to eat. Instead, consider the underlying reasons for their loss of appetite and how they can be addressed.

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  • How to Sneak Calories and Nutrients into a Senior's Diet

    A dietitian with caregiving experience offers her tips on cooking for an aging loved one whose diet is complicated by medical conditions and changing nutritional needs.

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  • Help Seniors Who've Lost Sense of Smell, Hearing, Vision

    Older adults often start to lose their senses as they age, making them more susceptible to injury and harm.

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  • A Dentist’s Take on Dentures

    Dentures can help seniors improve their confidence and quality of life. Use these expert tips to ensure dentures fit comfortably and learn how to properly care for a senior’s mouth after tooth loss.

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  • Satisfy a Senior’s Sweet Tooth in a Healthy Way

    Aging adults often develop a preference for sweeter foods, making it challenging for them to get proper nutrition. Use these tips and ideas for delicious desserts that also meet seniors’ dietary needs.

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  • Taking a Bite Out of Senior Diet Myths

    Family caregivers often struggle to help aging loved ones eat a healthy, balanced diet. A registered dietitian sets the record straight on age-related diet issues and seniors’ nutritional needs.

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  • Quick and Healthy Foods for Seniors Who Are Picky Eaters

    Much to their caregivers’ dismay, many seniors experience appetite loss and even refuse to eat as they get older. Keep these tasty, nutritious and easy-to-prepare foods on hand to entice your loved one to eat and help them maintain a healthy weight.

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  • Loss of Smell in the Elderly

    The loss of smell with age is a natural and common phenomenon. While changes in sense of smell are a minor annoyance for most, they can affect a senior’s eating habits and may point to underlying health issues.

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