Care recipient (cr) shows little interest in eating no medical reason has been found to explain the problem

Try: #grief depression ill-fitting dentures diarrhea addiction to nicotine drugs or alcohol pain and some medications can affect interest in eating these and other issues should be explored if no problems are found with swallowing and no other medical conditions are found to be factors #turn favorite meals into soups softer smaller pieces of food may be appealing and soup may be comforting #instead of serving the cr three meals a day offer four to six smaller meals #try offering food that doesn’t require much effort to eat soup pudding steamed vegetables stewed fruit dumplings pasta etc try offering food that can be eaten with fingers or a spoon #prepare the cr’s favorite food and serve it in small portions #see if the cr cr’s appetite improves after outdoor excursions even if they are just short breaks to sit outside in the fresh air #sometimes a cr who usually eats alone and who has stopped eating regularly will eat in the company of friends if the cr eats better when company is present see if you or the cr can arrange for a neighbor family member or caregiver to share a daily meal or snack

Materials: Knowledge of favorite foods company

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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