* Causes of weight loss in elderly patient working in long term care facilities.
* Endocrine disorders (eg; Hyperthyroidism).
* Adverse effect drugs used for treatment.
* Severe depression.
* Cognitive impairment due to neurological diseases. (eg;Alzhiemers disease)
* Gastrointestinal disorders (eg; constipation).
* Lack of eating due to loss of taste and smell sensation associated with old age.
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