Why Nutrition Is Important for People with Alzheimer’s

Dementia may lead to a loss of appetite, so ensuring a proper diet is key to health.


- Posted on Nov 22, 2019

A woman eating a healthy bowl of fruit with a companion.

This article is based on information provided by Home Instead Senior Care.

Your loved one may have shown little interest in food lately. Various issues associated with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can bring about a diminished appetite. Among the possible reasons your loved one might lose interest in eating:  failure to recognize food, medication side effects, inadequate exercise and an inability to smell and taste food.  

Nutrition, however, is vital to the health of any older adult person, especially one who has dementia. Improper nutrition can lead to weight loss, complications to the condition and worsening symptoms. By making sure that your loved one maintains a good diet, you will help to ensure his or her best possible health.

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