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My loved one was always a good eater and always wanted meat and potatoes. That has changed. He doesn't want meat anymore. Mostly, he doesn't want to eat. Some sites have indicated that you should push your LO to eat, but keep them hydrated and maybe supplement with Ensure. Is it wrong of me to tell him he doesn't have to eat? His aide is pushing him to eat constantly. I would rather he drink more. He is constipated all the time these past few weeks and has to endure enemas.
That’s a tough one. My FIL doesn’t want meat much anymore either. We put everything in gravy now brown gravy for meat and potatoes and white gravy for eggs. We have found for whatever reason he does want to eat that. And anything sweet. His favorite lunch is PBJ now.
Anyway, I hear you about drinking. I try to get my LO to drink a full glass of water before and after every meal/snack. I use tea flavored mio juice and he drinks every bit of it.
We are dealing with constipation constantly as well. No fun. It takes 4 senekot and 2 capfuls of miralax for a few days to get a BM. Even with that, he still requires enemas every few weeks. I hate that.
My FIL doesn’t say that it hurts, just that it’s cold (if they use the Fleet’s)
You might try prunes at bedtime. Soak 5 prunes in warm water for a few minutes and they plump up into delicious, sweet plums. The fiber makes for a firm, smooth morning stool.
A lot of people with AD lose the sense of smell. All we actually taste is sweet, sour, bitter, and salt, so an apple and an onion taste the same if we can't smell. That is why PB&J tastes good and a steak does not, if you have a head cold.
Sadly, prunes and sweet potatoes did nothing for my FIL. High fiber foods have the opposite effect on him, but I suspect he has IBS (as I do) - insoluble fiber can make constipation worse for some. For me, it causes inflammation that leads to gastroparesis. I do not have issues with ground flaxseed though, and I use it for both my FIL and myself.
I also have to cook all my veggies. Just a thought for anyone dealing with potential IBS issues in their LO.