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What To Do When Mom Won’t Eat

What To Do When Mom Won’t Eat

by MEGAN JONES
Managing Editor

If your loved one is refusing to eat:

1. Limit Distractions: Turn off background noise and remove clutter from the table to help the person focus on the meal.

2. Use Colours: Serve food on high-contrasting tableware (ex. white plate on a red mat). Studies have shown this helps people with Alzheimer’s eat more.

3. Snack Instead: Serve a number of small snacks at regular intervals throughout the day.

4. Prioritize Protein: Rather than striving for perfect nutritional balance, serve foods high in protein and calcium like cheese, nut butters and whole milk.



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