The Warning Signs of a Poor Diet

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​​​​​​IMG_2340(1).jpgEverybody knows “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But is it really that simple?

Of course not! Incorporating one healthy food into an otherwise unhealthy diet won’t make much of a dent. And the scariest part is that a poor diet can lead to numerous health (mental and physical) illnesses, which often require hospitalization. 

According to Home Instead, Inc. research, 93% of nurses say loss of appetite is a very/extremely serious warning sign that could potentially indicate a senior is at risk of hospitalization.
What are the other warning signs of a poor diet that could lead to hospitalization?

Confusion caused by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia
New or increasing medications
Inability to get to the grocery store
No help in preparing meals
Loneliness that negatively impacts appetite/interest in eating
Doesn’t understand proper nutrition
No mealtime companions
Weight fluctuations

If your senior’s diet could use a fine tune-up, check out CravingCompanionship.com for great mealtime tips!

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