Nutrition and Aging
As people age they lose their appetite. There can be a number of reasons as to why this happens to elders. A key point is that they do crave sugar and will usually eat many sugary things. It can be a hard to determine what is the best approach to dealing with situations such as this. For example, if an elder loses too much weight, it can lead to many more serious problems. Or they can eat sugary things, which can help them maintain weight and a better quality of life, but they will not get the nutrients they need. Each situation and person is different. However, talking through scenarios such as this, with a trained care manager, can be very helpful.