Age-related shifts in taste and nutrition are important aspects of older adults’ well-being. Mary-ann Chiam, our Senior Principal Dietitian, emphasises factors such as reduced taste bud sensitivity and saliva, and taste receptor adjustments. Illness, medications, and loss of smell canalso influence taste and food perception. A balanced diet is vital, guided by healthcare professionals.
An Accredited Practicing Dietitian (SNDA) with over 22 years of experience, Mary-ann works with the elders in our care, using advanced scientific information, supporting caregivers, to meet evolving nutritional needs and taste preferences.
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