## Chapter 2: Meals and feeding

### When the person’s appetite gets smaller

Eating was always a problem. I found that if I made myself something to eat, often she would ask for some of it. That worked for quite a while.

As a person’s illness advances, they generally eat and drink less. This is usually caused by a combination of things such as their medications, their overall disease burden, their ability to safely swallow, and their energy. Click the arrows to see some signs that may indicate the person’s appetite is changing.