Even as we age, our bodies need to receive certain nutrients and minerals to function well. Failure to meet these requirements can lead to malnutrition, which then results in higher mortality and an increase in morbidity. A lot of aging adults with dementia are prone to undernourishment and may need professional senior care.
Dementia is a complex medical condition that affects memory. It has many symptoms, including forgetfulness and confusion, which are factors of nutrient deficiency among seniors. Since most people with dementia are more likely to forget how to cook or whether they have eaten already or not, they tend to skip meals. As the condition progresses, they tend to lose appetite and have difficulty chewing and swallowing. Once patients fail to meet their nutritional needs, they get weaker and may develop other illnesses.
EdgeLIFE Healthcare, Inc. is a premier provider of home care in Massachusetts. We offer a wide range of services to senior patients, including homemaking, skilled nursing, and physical therapy. Caring for people with dementia is among our specialties. We will ensure that your loved one is safe and is eating healthy meals.