Have you heard of the “Tea and toast” diet? This syndrome is a form of malnutrition commonly experienced by seniors who are unable to prepare meals and tend to themselves. Their diets often dwindle to tea and toast resulting in a deficiency of vitamins and other nutrients.
Unplanned weight loss in elderly relatives
Unplanned weight loss in elderly relatives can be a sign of a serious problem. If you find that your relative isn’t cooking much but has an otherwise healthy appetite, you could suggest home meal delivery. When a meal service isn’t the right solution, it may be time to consider an assisted living community. For the majority of people, it is difficult to admit that they need help managing their day-to-day life. This is especially true if a task they now struggle with, was once favorite former pastime or hobby. With early attention comes rapid response and the best chance to ensure that your loved one is healthy, happy and getting the right nutrition.
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