How to Stimulate Appetite in the Elderly
During the normal aging process, the senses of smell and taste decline, contributing to a loss of pleasure in eating. This process can result in a loss of appetite in the elderly and may be compounded by physical and/or emotional diseases or conditions....
Elderly patients experiencing weight loss should be screened for depression (eg,
... For example, appetite stimulant medications will do little to increase food ...
Only 1 appetite stimulate, megestrol acetate oral suspension (Megace) at 400 mg
or ... Only megestrol has been studied for appetite stimulation in the elderly; ...
Avoid using prescription appetite stimulants or high-calorie supplements for
treatment of ... weight loss is a common problem for medically ill or frail elderly.
Sep 12, 2000 ... We have had good success with increased appetite and weight gain using ...
Weight loss in elderly nursing home patients is multifactorial. ... In conclusion,
megestrol has been shown to be an effective appetite stimulant that is ...
Megestrol acetate and mirtazapine appear to be effective for appetite stimulation
and ... However, applicability of the data to elderly individuals is unclear, and
adverse ... Appetite Stimulants/adverse effects; Appetite Stimulants/therapeutic
Any studies or reviews dealing with the use of orexigenics/appetite stimulants
specifically in the elderly were focused on, in addition to reviews on appetite ...
Jan 23, 2013 ... Some seniors have had success with prescription appetite stimulants. First,
though, consult a healthcare provider to make sure it's appropriate.
May 29, 2015 ... A reduced appetite is a natural part of aging and extremely common ... Talk to
your loved one's doctor about prescribing an appetite stimulant.
The best way to stimulate appetite is to increase the caloric density and taste of
food while encouraging social meal times and a regular schedule, according to ...