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Or course I am just going on my personal experience, but it would be worth while to ask her doctor about this.
With on-set dementia, she may not be able to express herself completely. Perhaps her under garments are too tight, or her skin is dry. Offer a soft LOOSE robe, and some moisturizer and see if that alleviates the problem.
Dehydration is one of THE most common problems with many adults, senior and otherwise. Offer TEA (instead of coffee which can further dehydrate a person, since coffee acts like a diuretic) and offer hearty soups, smoothies, and just SMALL glasses of juice or milk at a time.
We used Jello, and pudding and icecream and other forms of HIGH liquid meals to get fluids into mia Madre (my mother). Also I would have her 'taste' soups throughout the day, or chilled soups on hot days, and milk shakes are a daily occurrence!
Angela and mia Madre