• Carol Carol
    December 11, 2010
    Weight loss problems and dementia.
    Carol Carol
    December 11, 2010

    I was wondering if it's true that when a person is in end stage dementia no matter how much they eat they won't gain weight. I was told by a friend about 8-9 months ago when her mother-in-law passed that she kept losing weight even through she was eating because her organs weren't working correctly anymore. My mother is down to 85 lbs. but still eats two meals a day and some small snacks. Is this true?



  • Carol Bradley Bursack
    Health Guide
    December 12, 2010
    Carol Bradley Bursack
    Health Guide
    December 11, 2010

    I'm not a medical person, but I'd say that makes sense. My mother also lost weight the same way. When the body isn't working well, nutrients aren't always absorbed, and that can include calories. Many people, in the end stages of life, get very, very thin.


    Blessings, Carol. You are in a hard time right now. I've been where you are and I really do "feel your pain." You are awesome and loving.



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