Some seniors have no appetite. Here are some caregiving tips after bathing seniors in the morn:
- Brighten up your dining table, get seniors some fresh air and morning sunshine after their bath.
- Serve colorful food in small servings.
- After a small meal some caregivers give a nutritional drink such as Boost or Ensure.
The bitter boost (gentian root, wormwood, blessed thistle)
The before-dinner drink, or aperitif, had its origin in the Roman practice of drinking wine infused with bitter herbs to counteract the effects of overeating. Bitters increase the appetite by stimulating the taste buds, which “advise” the brain to send signals increasing the secretion of saliva, gastric juices, and digestive enzymes, all of which are necessary for the digestive tract to process food with maximum efficiency.
You may already have bitters on hand in your liquor cabinet. A few drops of Angostura in a glass of tonic water with a splash of lime juice can serve as a simple and effective aperitif. Commercial bitters and aperitifs all contain a variety of bitter and aromatic herbs. These may include blessed thistle tops, rhubarb root, juniper berries, wormwood leaves, cinchona bark, and the king of bitter digestive herbs, gentian root.
The before-dinner drink, or aperitif, had its origin in the Roman practice of drinking wine infused with bitter herbs to counteract the effects of overeating.
Three cancer signs: loss of appetite, loss of weight, chronic (health issues) such as coughing and others. See a doctor always as preventative and another doctor for second opinion. Listen to your body.