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Weight Loss And Not Eating

Weight Loss And Not Eating

My mum has advanced frontal lobe dementia and Alzheimer’s she only weighs 6 st and is all bone bless her we have been under the dietitian but she don’t like the drinks and other bits they say at the min again she don’t want to eat and if she thinks she won’t eat she won’t but at only 6st she can’t afford to loss any more weight plus she is now struggling with walking has anyone got ideas or anything we could try it’s so hard watching her wast away

A myALZteam Member said:

I would look into hospice care
Maybe issue with swollowing

posted 11 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My mum eats very little and picks at it. Protein shakes did not help her simply because she is old skool and isn't into Milkshakes. Once I'd asked her care home to give her chocolate flavour shakes heated up in the microwave and called 'hot chocolate' the problem was solved. But like BettyLocke says mum hasn't really gained weight but she has stopped losing weight. Oh and one thing more, her care home discourage sweets and chocolate but I say that at 89 and with all her own teeth if she wants some chocolate she can have it, so I sneak it in when we visit.
Good luck, we're with you xx

posted 12 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I bought high protein 2400 calorie powder, blend with Greek yogurt and milk, or ice cream , put pitcher in fridge, put in front of him several times a day. Put a couple if cookies with, just set it by him. He drinks it. At least he quit losing. He is on many meds. which causes weight loss

posted 11 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Good for you. Unless they are diabetic, let them eat whatever they want

posted 11 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

If you can get her to drink the protein shakes they can help. My MIL likes orange sherbert mixed with milk and I add a scoop of protein powder. She hasn't gained weight, but she isn't losing anymore.

posted 12 months ago
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