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What Can Happen Without Proper Nutrition and Hydration: Nutrition for Seniors (3 of 6)

How do you know if your senior loved one's diet fits the bill? Simple monitoring of your parent's situation can help. Here are 10 warning signs that may signal a potential problem with nutrition or hydration.

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  1. February 5, 2015 at 2:41 pm | Posted by Tina Domio

    This is very important information. I use it to help my elderly patients. Thank you


  2. March 10, 2014 at 7:29 pm | Posted by Beverly H. Sloan

    I hope by now that you have received the help that you need. I enjoy working with the senior saints of our community. I just saw this so this is why I am replying now. We do not know when we or a love one will need help. We have to try different things to get them to ear or drink. Hopefully you have been in contact with people that can help you. May God continue to bless you. It is a struggle and I know that you are doing the best that you can.


  3. April 25, 2013 at 9:40 am | Posted by Kathy Dowling

    My mom has come to live with me and my family, she is 89 and in early stages of dementia, She is a resiliant person and has always been in control--my dad passed away last July and rather than a nursing home she came to us. Now she is longing to go home and that is impossible to do--i have 11 brothers and sisters but due to many reasons the situation is the same, I do my best to try and keep her happy but until i read your post i didn't understand that her diet could be a factor, Her appitite has changed--will not get out for breakfast until she wants to--maybe noon and then she would like dinner She eats well and each time we offer her anything but has changed her weight, not active as such but can get around with her walker, we give her water and such,tea and coffee,juice, but i am concerned and don't know if it is just part of the disease or what i can do--we don't want to upset her or make things worse. any advice is welcomed, Thank-you.


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