Tips For Caregiver's

People with Alzheimer's disease frequently become more disoriented after dark or when waking. Leaving a night-light on in the bedroom may be helpful.

~WebMd

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Sneaking Snacks...

More often than not, Flossie wants to eat snacks instead of a wholesome meal. Whenever the aides come to take care of her, we always remind them not to give Flossie cookies, ice cream, cake or any other snacks in the house unless she eats a full meal. Then recently, I noticed something a little out of the ordinary. Flossie had hidden in her night stand, various snacks - cookies, crackers, etc. Considering she is unable to go out alone to the grocery store or anywhere else for that matter, I quickly came to the realization that the aide is sneaking Flossie snacks!

Then I started to wonder...is this the reason Flossie refuses to eat dinner sometimes? Maybe she is stuffed from eating from her stash of cookies and crackers!

Okay, is this the point where I get irritated? or is this "cute"?

2 comments:

Shadowspun said...

This is not cute. This is interfering with your grandmother's health in that she's not getting a balanced diet. It is also going contrary to the instructions she has received as to her charge's diet.

Nikki said...

Shadowspun,

We work really hard to get Muddear to eat healthy food on a regular basis. Sometimes I wonder if my aides have Dementia. I tell them over and over - don't give Flossie snacks unless she has eaten. But just like the kids, it goes in one ear and out the other. We are working on it.