It's Thanksgiving again! If you’re one of the millions of Americans this year worried about making your holiday senior-friendly, don’t stress; there is plenty of advice out there to help you. The Maine Senior Guide has compiled this article with some great tips: http://www.maineseniorguide.com/article/holidays-with-seniors-a-successful-thanksgiving
Here are a few excerpts from the article:
"There are some things you should know about preparing meals for seniors. The first thing is that seniors do not metabolize food in the same way that they once did. And what’s more, their taste buds might not be as sensitive to flavors as in years past. Don’t be surprised or offended or upset then when your loved one doesn’t attack your casserole like he or she used to. In fact, you might want to think about preparing something special for your loved one, to cater to his or her changing dietary habits and needs."
"If dietary issues are not your concern, memory loss might be. Early signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s are often first detected or otherwise confirmed at holiday family gatherings."