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how can i get my mother to eat more in the nursing home?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Slow and Steady: Elderly often need a lot more time to complete a meal, so the old adage patience is a virtue never holds truer. Medications such as mitrazepine and megasterol can be considered with her doctor's approval. Matching diet consistencies with people's abilities such as lack of teeth, inability to chew are important considerations. Facility dieticians are often a great resource to tap into.
Answered on Apr 25, 2015
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
53 years experience Geriatrics
Patients & trial: Remove dietary restrictions, frequent feedings, finger foods & preferred menus should help.Appetite stimulants not generally helpful.
Answered on Jul 3, 2013
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