Case study in elderly diet.docx - Leiva 1 Angelina Leiva Health/Nutrition 1 October 2019 5.06 Writing Assignment Case Study Factors in Elderly Diet Mary

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Leiva 1 Angelina Leiva Health/Nutrition 1 October 2019 5.06 Writing Assignment: Case Study Factors in Elderly Diet Mary is a ninety-year-old woman who has lived on her own for a long time. She has finally decided that she would either like to be in a new support home or have an assistant to help take care of her at home. She considered living in a facility, going to a nursing home, or having 24-hour assistance at home. Mary is at an old age and is not able to take care of herself on her own anymore. Mary has many struggles with her health in many ways. Physically, she is not able to get around much, she can walk but not very far because she would have to take breaks. She has trouble seeing far away and usually needs glasses to see close. Also, weight is a big thing because she loses a pound if she doesn’t eat enough. Mary also has dementia, she forgets a lot of things whether it’s people, forgetting to eat, or doing laundry. She forgets to eat and that makes her have a poor nutrition because she forgets a lot of things. She can’t remember to go to her kitchen and pull out vegetables, microwave
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