Listing Category: Meals and Nutrition Services
Older adults may have debilitating, long-term conditions that affect their ability to shop, prepare meals or feed themselves. What’s more, both chronic and acute ailments often suppress the appetite even as they increase the body’s need for nutrients. Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, alcoholism and other illnesses that affect mental functioning also have a profound influence on appetite and on the capacity to prepare and eat healthy meals. Caregivers also are often at risk, neglecting themselves while they tend an ailing partner.