The gift of cooking

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Loneliness - and the depression that often accompanyies it - are among the leading causes that can lead to older adults losing their appetite. According to to the Doctor's Health Press, sometimes just the prospect of eating alone is enough to decrease eating in the elderly.  When a senior begins to develop a habit of not cooking because they are going to eat alone, it can begin a spiral leading to weight loss, malnutrition and frailness. Malnutrition has become a growing concern as so much of the United States population ages. Inadequate nutrition intake can result in a number of illnesses that negatively impact the aging community. Weight loss, fatigue, loss of strength, and muscle weakness can develop and lead to falls and broken bones. Malnutrition also impacts memory, depression, and anxiety. One of the services eHark provides is assistance with meal preparation. These services do more for the senior than...
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