- What is it?
- Caring at home
- Taking care of yourself
- Postural hygiene for carers
- Dependent person
- Communication with the dependent person
- Mobilising the dependent person
- Nutrition and the elderly
- Personal hygiene
- Urinary incontinence
- Changes in bowel movements
- Pressure sores
- Changes in behaviour
- The comunication
- Home environment and dementia
- Lack of appetite and dementia
- Changes in behaviour and dementia
- INFOSA project
LAck of Appetite and Dementia
Reading time: 1 min
People with dementia may lose their appetite as the disease progresses.
Some causes of a lack of appetite
- Not recognising food. Brightly coloured dishes or shiny tableware can help create greater contrast
- Problems with teeth. Regular visits to the dentist are important
- Medication. Some drugs can interfere with a person’s appetite. If you notice any change, it is important to check with the doctor
- Lack of exercise. A lack of physical exercise can contribute to a lack of appetite. Simple exercises such as walking, washing dishes or folding clothes can help
- Loss of sense of smell and taste. People with dementia may not recognise the smell and taste of food. Spices can be a good way to enhance the flavour of meals
A balanced diet and good nutrition will have a positive influence on the health of a person with dementia.
Sorry this content wasn't helpful to you. Send us your comment and we will take it into account to continue improving.
Thanks for your help!
An error has occurred and we were unable to send your opinion, please try again later.