It is not normal to lose weight as you get older. Malnutrition affects a high proportion of older people, but the signs aren’t always obvious.
This week is Malnutrition Awareness Week. Please take a moment to check on your older relatives, friends and neighbours. Look out for loose clothing/jewellery, or a smaller appetite.
If you are worried, you should encourage them to see their GP. It might be that they would enjoy a meal if they are in some good company and our Come Eat Together Breakfast Clubs, Dining Circles, Lunch Clubs or Afternoon Teas in County Durham might be an answer. Contact us on 0191 374 6577 for more information.