i) During ageing there is a problem of loose teeth. A change in the texture and method of preparation of food is recommended. Include only soft, well cooked, mashed or finely cut foods in the diet.
ii) During ageing there is the problem of impaired taste sensitivity. It is advisable that the meals for the aged should be made more attractive and appealing by including a variety of foods and color combinations so as to encourage/motivate the elderly person to eat.
iii) Particular attention has to be given for including protective foods in the diet.
iv) Small meals at frequent intervals should be given so as to help in the digestion process.
v) Include plenty of fibre rich foods/water and fluid in the diet.