Teeth and gums can change with age, making it more difficult to chew some foods. Choose softer foods like ripe pitted fruit, canned tuna, peanut butter on bananas, and low-sodium soup.
Older adults tend to make less saliva. That can make it harder to swallow food and even lead to choking. Tell their doctor if your loved one is having trouble swallowing food
Loss of appetite
Try adding snacks throughout the day. Cheese and whole grain crackers, apple slices with peanut butter, or celery sticks dipped in tuna salad are all healthy options.
Depression can sometimes cause a loss of appetite. Then it’s time to call their doctor.
For someone with a disability, physical problems can make it harder to eat. ALS, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease and stroke are just a few illnesses that can make eating harder. Look into special forks, spoons, plates and other tools.