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How to help your elderly parent avoid malnutrition

... How to help your elderly parent avoid malnutrition malnutrition, healthy eating, independence, nutritional value As people age their appetite can start to wane. The cause can simply be less need for calories and therefore nothing to worry about. But malnutrition can become a problem ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia

... How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia anorexia, malnutrition, healthy eating Anorexia may not be an illness that's commonly associated with ageing parents and yet it's a condition that can stem from lack of motivation, lack of control or bereavement- all of which are ...

Food for thought - healthy eating tips for ageing palates

... right personalised diet. While obesity is a challenge at any age for many of us, older people can often be at risk of malnutrition if they are not eating well. Problems with teeth and dentures might mean chewy food should be avoided. The texture of certain ...

How to report medical negligence in a care home

... for themselves. However, there are a number of warning signs to look out for: Bed sores or inadequate treatment thereof Dehydration or malnutrition Over (or under) medication Unexplained bruising or accidents This list is by no means exhaustive. There can be many other physical ...

What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home

... The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) defines the signs as follows: Physical unexplained injuries, bruising, unusually shaped burns, malnutrition and bed ulcers Psychological inability to sleep, loss of appetite, anxiety, confusion or fearfulness Neglect unexplained weight loss, inappropriate clothing ...

I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer

... article useful you may like to read Mobility scooters a guide for the beginner on choosing the right scooter to match needs How to avoid malnutrition in an older person Tips on getting the right care at home How can occupational therapists help our ageing relatives at home? You ...