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.


Monday, December 8, 2008

Sore Gums

We all know that Muddear doesn't have any teeth, nor does she have dentures. This has never posed a problem with Muddear's eating habits. She eats fried chicken, potato chips, crackers, cookies and everything crunchy in between. However, every now and then, Muddear will refuse to eat a meal (or several meals) because her gums are sore. For the most part, I try to be very understanding of this, until I feel like Muddear is pulling my leg.

For example, on Saturday I made Cream of Wheat for breakfast. For anyone who has never enjoyed a steaming bowl of Cream of Wheat... it  is very soft and creamy. You can eat an entire bowl of Cream of Wheat without taking a single bite. Simply open your mouth and swallow. Thus, I am sure you can imagine my surprise when Muddear told me she could not eat her breakfast (Cream of Wheat) because her gums were sore.  I began to wonder, how many times has Muddear refused to eat by using the "sore gums" excuse? I was completely tickled to realize... Muddear's been pulling my leg!

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