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Eating and Appetite: Common Problems and Practical Remedies

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Older people are at risk for impaired appetite, lack of motivation to eat, chewing and swallowing disorders, constipation, diarrhea, and weight loss. Physiological, psychological, social, and economic factors contribute to impaired eating behaviors and digestive disorders. Families, caregivers, and health professionals can use a variety of approaches to ensure that the appropriate amounts and types of foods are offered in appealing and attractive ways to address common eating and appetite problems in older adults.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2004

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