Dec 22, 2015 - 12:42 PM
Dec 23, 2015 - 12:58 PM
Does their mouth hurt/dentures fit? Has he had any medication changes that could affect this? Do they like the food you're preparing? Are they tired or falling asleep during meal time? Food too hot or too cold? Can they see the food ( white potatos on white plate is hard)?
Try: smaller meals throughout the day, very flavorful/strong foods (like with lemon, herbs, spice, etc, not excess sugar or salt ) as people's taste buds diminish and things don't taste good, sit with them during meal time to make it an interactive and friendly atmosphere.
I would recommend seeing his MD for a speech language pathology referral if you feel that he is "forgetting" how to eat vs some of the above ideas. They will be able to complete a thorough evaluation and make recommendations specific to his needs.
Best of luck!