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Checkout some challenges that hinders proper nutrition from age 65 and above

You will agree with me that Proper diet and a healthy life go hand in hand, especially for older adults over the age of 65. According to reports by World Health Organization (WHO), a majority of the diseases that older people suffer are as a result of lack of proper diet.

 Micronutrients deficiency is shared among the elderly due to factors such as reduced food intake and lack of variety in their diet. So it's necessary to consider certain some AGE RELATED CHALLENGES  that hinders proper nutrition.

 Decreased Sensitivity

You should know that it takes more energy and time to trigger a stimulus as you advance in age. Your sense of smell and taste decreases reducing your appetite.

 you may even have trouble differentiating fresh food from stale since your senses are compromised. This, without any doubt, would be detrimental to your health.


 Medication Side Effects

 Some medications cause nausea, reduced appetite, and change food tastes perceptions. In this case, the side effects can discourage you from eating, and you end up skipping meals. A serious factor that hinders proper nutrition.


 Poor Dental Health

As you become old poor dental is more likely to affect you such as missing teeth, receding gums that cause your teeth to be shaky, mouth sores, and jaw pain.

All these factors make chewing painful and uncomfortable hence reducing the likelihood of taking healthy foods among seniors.


 Lack of Finances

Money is definitely a factor for age Older people who have limited resources and worry more about money. They may, therefore, cut back on shopping and buy cheaper food, which, in most cases, is less nutritious. This lifestyle can result in many nutritional deficiencies.


 Physical Difficulty

Seniors become weaker with age, especially when dealing with conditions like arthritis and disability. Pain and poor physical strength can make simple tasks appear to be challenging.

 basic functions like standing for long while cooking, carrying groceries, or even peeling a fruit may become a difficult tasks.


 Memory Loss

Memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimers disease are fairly typical among seniors. A senior may forget to follow their recommended meal program or skip a meal or even forget to buy food from the store. This poses a nutritional challenge. As you get old, your memory state becomes unstable.


 Depression

As you grow older, a lot of changes take place, (your children move away, you lose your friends and loved ones due to death, you feel lonely especially if you live all by yourself, you experience physical changes).

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