The truth is that, when you're dealing with a hospital, you have to be vigilant and firm -- right from the very beginning. As crazy as it sounds, you cannot assume that the hospital knows what it's doing or has your parent's best interests at heart.
Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."
Many individuals have come to my Psychiatry office asking if their elderly parent's or grandparent's diagnosis of Alzheimer's has doomed them as well to a future of dementia. The answer is, "Probably not."