at the end of my husbands life he had forgotten how to chew but he could still drink I was holding an ensure for him to drink through a straw when I went to move it Thinking he was finished) he said give back last words he ever said he passed away early they next morning
Toward the end of my husband's life, he seemed to have difficulty starting to eat. He would hold the fork and touch the food with it but he could not quite get the concept of what to do. If I just helped him scoop the first bite or two, he then would continue the task of eating. It is often hard for them to sequence a common task.
We’re not at the stage of playing with food yet but he does take spells not wanting to eat. I would cook a good nutritious meal but he wouldn’t eat but go and make him a peanut butter sandwich. This is mostly at night. For breakfast all he wants is a fried egg sandwich, on the Martins potato bread and. mayo, so I fix that with a small bunch of grapes and a little cheddar cheese. That’s his best meal. Now if I don’t cook he wants to know when and what I doing for dinner. So I either cook or let him eat his peanut butter sandwich, then I feel like a heel. I’ve been buying a good brand of chocolate fudge protein shakes and he really likes them. So when we think of it I have him to drink in between. He gets weaker if he doesn’t eat. It’s just hard to know when he needs to eat. Hopefully you can figure out something for him. Try the protein shakes too. He may enjoy the taste.