Are constant food complaints common to Alzheimer's?
Mom eats but complains. What can I do to encourage her to eat? She is a mild/moderate alzheimer's patient and lives in a lovely assisted living arrangement, no longer can taste/smell and frequently complains about breakfast meals being cold. She claims to despise eating lunch/dinner there but we think it may be a sham on her part. The facility does document if a patient eats in the dining room, gets a tray to his/her room, refuses or goes out with family, so we know she is eating.
My brother says just buy her what she wants. Think because her preference is now towards deli and cold items, she may no longer know how to use the microwave anymore. She has been on Excelon for two years and recently Namenda was added to her med regime. Feel it has increased her appetite and she gained two pounds in two months.
Is it an attention grabbing behavior or common to the disease?
Status: Open Mar 28, 2016 - 08:24 AM
Senior Health & Nutrition, Dementia