047 Unintended Weight Loss in Aging

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In This Episode:

Dr. K explains what to know and what to do if you’re concerned about an older person who is losing weight. She covers:

  • Why unintended weight loss is an important red flag
  • Why it’s especially useful to monitor the weight of an older person who lives alone or is frail
  • The easiest ways to monitor an older person’s weight and nutritional status
  • When to worry about weight loss
  • The most common medical causes of unintended weight loss
  • How cognitive problems and/or mobility issues can cause weight loss or poor nutrition
  • When to consider appetite stimulants or supplements such as Boost or Ensure
  • Tips for family caregivers

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