Blame a drop in physical activity level, and not ageing. A decrease in activity level, more so than aging, contributes to weight gain in the elderly.
The surest way to rapid weight gain in the aging population is the ‘’double whammy “of decreased activities and increased calories, especially sugary beverages, salty and processed food.
Encourage your elderly parents or relatives to engage in safe mental and physical activities, such as walking, gardening, housekeeping, dancing and so forth.
Elders enjoy dialogues. Don’t let them sit alone all day, waiting to eat and drink.
Rapid weight gain leads to high blood pressure, diabetes, dementia, low self-esteem and loss of the will power to stay alive.