I have reduced the size of her meals while increasing the number of times she eats daily, but it seems like she becomes worn out after eating solid foods. Could her body be telling her to eat less, but in her mind she still feels the need to eat?
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I agree with Veronica. You are doing all the right things.
Her taste preferences are changing as well, refusing many foods she used to enjoy. Her diet is rather bland now and her only meds are for pain and laxatives for the associated constipation-which could very well be a factor too.
I remember my Dad could no longer deal with dairy products, but had good luck using Lactaid dairy products, thus he was intolerant to lactose. Also some might develop intolerance to wheat products. Keep a food diary and see if there is a pattern... and also mark in that diary when pills are taking. Some pills can cause upset stomachs.
Her condition seems to be changing daily and yesterday the nurse stated that she is on the decline so I guess it can be expected.
Thank you both for your answers.
Plus elders don't move about very much, it's not like they are jogging around the neighborhood or cleaning the house in one day... thus they don't need as many calories.
I bet there are many of us here, who are 55+ that tend to nap right after lunch or dinner :)