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, February 22, 2010

Hunger Strikes

Grandma is back to her old tricks... For about a month now, I have noticed that Muddear has been extra finicky about eating. Breakfast is quite a small meal - nothing unusual. Lunch has become her largest meal of the day with a small snack between lunch a dinner. But dinner? Well that's a crap shoot. Many days Muddear simply refuses to eat dinner. Some days she sucks her meal down as though she is starving. However, last week, the aid discovered Muddear's little treasure chest of discarded dinners! Under the futon mattress Muddear hid at least five dinners. Obviously not the entire meal - it's always the meat portion. A piece of chicken, a hamburger, half of a pork chop... each meticulously wrapped up in a wad of Kleenex! She then pushes around on her plate the vegetables and whatever else we fixed for dinner as though she has eaten something. We've been duped again!

What is a caregiver to do?


Erin said...

Thank you for this article and your perspective. Caregivers are everyday heroes, no doubt. We write about caregiver health and well-being often (see link). Great blog!

Erin said...

Home Health Nursing and Caring for the Caregiver

njm said...


Thanks for your comment! It is always a wonderful feeling to know that the posts about my caregiving experience are helpful to readers.

Come again soon!