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Home Health Care Professionals Talk About Eating Disorders And The Senior Community

Feb 15, 2018 by Shannon Meller

If you were to learn that seniors are affected by eating disorders, what would you think? Well, it is true. In fact, it is often one of the least talked about problems and disorders that can crop up in the senior community. Many times, individuals often think that only teens are affected by these types of disorders, but that is not always the case. Home health care professionals warn that you should keep an eye on your loved one and make sure he or she does not display any symptoms of a disorder.

Eating disorders in seniors often go unnoticed and home health care professionals warn that this is often because they hide it well, are often alone for long periods of time, and because many people do not even realize it is an issue. Below, our home health care professionals talk about the warning signs and symptoms.

  • Constant stomach issues
  • Extreme sensitivities to cold and temperature changes
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Change in behavior, especially around meal times
  • Stained and discolored teeth
  • Changes in weight that occur rapidly
  • Trips to the bathroom immediately after meals are consumed

If you are worried that your loved one may suffer from an eating disorder, you should speak with them. Do try to keep your cool and do not get mad at them, as they do need your support and help to overcome this disorder.

If you would like to learn more about how our home health care professionals can help your loved one, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Comfort Keepers today. We are committed to working closely with your loved one to ensure that they are able to live independently and thrive at the same time. 

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