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How can I keep the weight up of someone with Alzheimer's disease?

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  • Offer smaller meals or snacks more often.
  • Give them a daily multivitamin.
  • Help them focus on the more nutritious, higher-calorie foods in the meal first.
  • Prepare things that are easy to eat, like bite-sized finger foods.
  • Make meals enjoyable, so they look forward to it.
  • T talk to her doctor if they have a hard time chewing or swallowing.
  • Use utensils or dishes that are easier to handle. A spoon and bowl may be betterthan a fork and plate.

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association Campaign for Quality Residential Care: "Dementia Care Practice Recommendations for Assisted Living Residences and Nursing Homes."

Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center: "Caregiver Guide."

Cleveland Clinic: "Nutrition for Alzheimer's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association Campaign for Quality Residential Care: "Dementia Care Practice Recommendations for Assisted Living Residences and Nursing Homes."

Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center: "Caregiver Guide."

Cleveland Clinic: "Nutrition for Alzheimer's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 14, 2018

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