As seniors age, it becomes more difficult for them to absorb essential nutrients from food. This is why it is so important that seniors supplement their diets with multivitamins or foods that are rich in vitamin D and calcium. Examples of foods that are packed full of these nutrients include fat-free dairy products, high-fiber cereals, and fruits and vegetables.
As you will learn in this video, it is imperative that you monitor how frequently your loved one eats and drinks. As adults age, their ability to recognize signs of hunger or thirst diminishes.
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