Category: Elderly

The Golden Years & Disordered Eating

Nature Path in Woods into Sunlight There is a common belief that eating disorders only affect teenagers or young adults. While eating disorders typically start appearing during this time in someone’s life, they don’t just go away as someone gets older [1]. It’s possible that if an eating disorder goes untreated, someone can carry it with them into their older years. [...]
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Can You Be “Too Old” to Have an Eating Disorder?

Mother hugging her daughter while visiting her in eating disorder treatment Contributor: Staff at Carolina House If you find it hard to imagine that an aging parent or grandparent could be struggling with an eating disorder, that’s because there’s a misconception that only younger people develop these harmful conditions. But not only do older adults suffer from eating disorders, but they also experience concerns that are [...]
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Supporting Elderly Family Members who have an Eating Disorder

older woman concerned about her binge eating disorder Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Executive Assistant at Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope A common misconception about eating disorders is that they only affect young people. The reality is that eating disorders do not discriminate. How can you best support your elderly family member struggling with disordered eating? Whether it is a parent, grandparent, or [...]
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