What are some strategies to manage nutrition and support meal planning? Planning meals ahead of time can help you save money, eat healthier, and make more nutritious meals for the person in your care. Here are some tips to make meal planning easier.
When a Person Refuses to Eat
You now know that there are many reasons that cause changes in a person’s eating habits. If the person in your care refuses to eat or is eating much less than usual, you may want to consider the following strategies.
The Link Between Mouth Care and Nutrition
What do I need to know about mouth care and nutrition? The entire mouth is linked to a person’s nutrition. Taking care of the teeth and gums is important. Brushing and cleaning the mouth can stimulate appetite and make eating more enjoyable. Pain in the teeth, gums, and/or dentures can make it really difficult for a person to eat. Talk to a dentist for advice if you are noticing these symptoms. For mouth care tips from the Canadian Dental Association, review their Tips for Caregivers page.