As we age we lose our taste buds and so often people crave foods that have more flavor—things that are salty or sweet. But craving sugar can also be a sign of other things that need to be treated.
This can be one of those situations that is nearly impossible to figure out without a thorough assessment from a doctor. It could be important to determine, is this is a new behavior for this patient or have they always had a big sweet tooth? Especially if it is a new behavior, it is recommended you talk to this person’s doctor so you can figure out what is triggering this.
There are things you can try to help encourage this person to eat nourishing foods—finds foods with lots of flavor and see if that helps. Seasonings can make a big difference if people are losing their sense of taste. But still seek out the doctor’s advice!