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How can I get my mother to eat more in the nursing home?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Patients & trial

Remove dietary restrictions, frequent feedings, finger foods & preferred menus should help.
Appetite stimulants not generally helpful.

In brief: Patients & trial

Remove dietary restrictions, frequent feedings, finger foods & preferred menus should help.
Appetite stimulants not generally helpful.
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
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