Question: My 75 year old mother has Alzheimer’s and won’t eat. What do I do?
Dr. Amy: It is not uncommon for people with Alzheimer’s to experience a change in appetite. There are many reasons why this might happen, including depression and difficulty with the mechanics of eating. I encourage you to take your mother to the doctor for an assessment. At the same time, the Alzheimer’s Association is an excellent source of information. If you have not done so, I encourage you to check out their website at alz.org. They can also refer you to resources near to where you live. I would also refer you to a very good article by the UK Alzheimer’s Association on eating and drinking.
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