Jan 03, 2015 - 10:27 AM
According to the National Institute on Aging
When a person has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, though, the ability to prepare meals and eat independently may diminish, and mealtimes can become challenging, frustrating encounters for both the individual and the caregiver. Often, too, the person with dementia may be experiencing changes, such as decreased appetite, that are part of normal aging. Combined, these changes can lead to malnourishment and dehydration, increasing the risk of infections, poor wound healing, abnormally low blood pressure, and other problems.
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There may be any number of reasons that your father is not eating and pursuing every avenue to ensure that he has proper nutrition is essential to his health and wellness.