Near the end of life, it is natural for a person to no longer be interested in food or to be unable to eat or drink. Often nothing tastes good, and cravings come and go. This is often one of the hardest concepts for caregivers to accept because food is the way we nourish the body and share family time together.
As the body natural begins to slow down, it is no longer able to digest and assimilate food in the same way. Weight loss is expected and does not mean that the person is hungry or being “starved” by the absence of food.