Monday, July 06, 2015

Eating Problems

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Eating problems in people with Alzheimer's can be due to a decreased appetite, memory loss or trouble swallowing. If your loved one is having trouble swallowing, there are signs, such as a moist cough, that can signal it's time to see a specialist. If your loved one is forgetting meals, has problems with utensils or has a decreased appetite, there are ways to encourage your loved one to eat. Making their favorite foods, finger foods, bigger utensils and showing them how to eat can help them.

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      One question that I’ve seen members of this Alzheimer’s community often ask involves feeding a loved one with Alzheimer’s. As dementia takes over a loved one’s mind, it also can – and probably will – take over the person’s ability to swallow, causing families to face the gut-wrenching decision about whether to insert a…

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders, Health Guide, commented on Hand Feeding Instead of Tube Feeding… Thanks for this informative post, Dorian. Feeding tubes are serious and not…

07/18/14

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Dorian Martin, Health Guide, posted 4 Tips to Encourage Loved Ones with… Alzheimer’s disease often wreaks havoc on a person’s life, turning it…

01/28/14

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders, Health Guide, commented on Decision to Insert Feeding Tube Needs… Thanks for an interesting post, Dorian. There's no one right answer for…

11/20/13

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders, Health Guide, commented on Kulver-Bucy Syndrome and Alzheimer's… This is really interesting, Christine. I would imagine that it's difficult…

07/12/13

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