There are many
factors that can contribute to poor nutrition as we age such as reduced
sense of taste and smell, physical challenges, loss of appetite,
Dementia or other cognitive problems, depression, transportation or
budget issues. Helping our elderly loved ones manage their diets and
eating habits can offer them numerous benefits including increased
cognitive function, resistance to illness, higher energy levels, an
improved immune system, faster recuperation times, and better management
of chronic health issues.
senior’s situation is different and it can be overwhelming finding where
to start. The good news is that you don’t have to be a nutritionist to
help your aging loved ones with their diet. Home Instead Senior Care
has collected a wide range of materials
to help you recognize the warning signs of poor nutrition, understand
the physical changes with age that affect appetite and digestion, and be
aware of the lifestyle changes that can affect the way mealtimes are
viewed. You'll find nutrition guidelines for mature men and women, a
list of food staples every senior should have, and suggestions for
making shopping, meal preparation and dining more enjoyable. In
addition, there are tips for food safety, recommendations for
transportation and budget issues, as well as discussions about the role
diet plays in patients with diabetes, cancer and Parkinson's disease.
Instead Senior Care’s trained CAREGivers can also help your loved one
with a healthy, well-balanced diet. From grocery shopping to meal
preparation, our in-home CAREGivers can provide meals that appeal to all
tastes and dietary restrictions. Here are a few ways we can help your senior loved one eat well.
Home Instead offers free monthly newsletters with tips and advice for caregivers of elderly loved ones.
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