Involuntary weight loss is common among older adults, especially in those who are chronically ill. Tube feeding in patients with advanced dementia: a review of the evidence. Usually discussions about nutrition and hydration by PEG tube will occur between patients, families, and physicians when the overall end-of-life goals are reviewed. Other effective strategies to promote oral intake in older adults involve eliminating dietary restrictions and allowing unlimited intake of favorite foods. H has a poor prognosis independent of PEG tube placement. Decisions to abate life-sustaining treatment for nonautonomous patients. Also, diseases that affect appetite and feeding increase the risk for negative energy balance such as GI diseases, endocrine diseases, infections, COPD, and others. Enteral nutrition via percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and nutritional status of patients: Five-year prospective study.
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