The issue of malnutrition may be one that you didn’t consider when you made the decision to become a family caregiver for your elderly adult. Many people think of malnutrition as being something that only those in lower socioeconomic classes face, or that is only suffered by those who do not have a family caregiver to take care of them.
This is not the case. Instead, there are many reasons that elderly adults are among the most vulnerable to suffer malnutrition, and as a caregiver it is important that you recognize these potential culprits so that you can take the steps needed to protect your parent and help them avoid the potentially serious consequences that can occur when they do not get adequate nutrition.
Some of the reasons that seniors tend to be more vulnerable to malnutrition include:
• Loss of… Continue reading