It can be normal for someone to lose their appetite when they are unwell, but weight loss should try to be avoided, especially for the elderly. If you have noticed a family member is accidentally losing weight, you should tell their healthcare team. Unintentional weight loss is one of the common signs of malnutrition.
One in five older carers are at risk of malnutrition, so even if you’re a caring for another person, you should make your own health and well-being a top priority. Remember: the person you are caring for needs you to stay fit and healthy.
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