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Tips for Senior’s Diet
Caring for a frail older person is never easy. Holding a live in caregiver from maids agency and care receiver meeting is almost always going to improve the situation if it is well planned, well attended, and conducted appropriately.
Top Warning Signs of Failing Senior Health
When it comes to weight loss in the elderly, experts say to watch for a few key elder care warning signs:
• Depression: Sudden weight loss can be associated with depression, social withdrawal, or loss of a will to live.
• Loss of smell and taste: Though a normal part of the aging process, loss of these senses can be exacerbated by medication or disease, which can result in anorexia.
• Constipation: A common complaint, constipation can be a result of a diet that is lacking adequate nutrients and fluids. Though there are several over-the-counter remedies for constipation, Fabius also recommends combating poor nutrition with a daily multivitamin and possibly a dietary beverage supplement such as Ensure.
• Loss of appetite: Whether a result of chewing problems or disease, a sudden disinterest in food is a cause for concern.