Mom is pushing away all the foods she loved before.

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I don't know what else to feed her anymore. I had a limited choice to begin with because she lost the taste for so many foods she used to love. But now the ones I could always count on..she is losing interest in now. I don't know what else to feed her. Any suggestions?

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Thanks for the thoughts....my sweet momma passed away January 9th of this year. It was a struggle..and the eating thing was very hard. But her body was shutting down and when that happens....she isn't hungry for food. I miss her but I'm so glad she isn't suffering anymore.
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I don't have any new suggestions. I just want you to know I thinking of you and your Mom.
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My mom has become unable to swallow solid foods, so we are giving her creamed soup, gelatin, mashed sweet potatoes, and of course liquids like fruit juice and nutritional supplement drink. I am going to try some baby food. Any suggestions? Also, it seems that she is too tired to want to exert herself to eat at night. I feel like I should give her something, so sometimes she will have applesauce or yogurt. I guess she really doesn't need that much to eat now because she will sometimes say to the aide "no more food".
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I'd also go with basically giving your mother foods she likes. My own Mother is like that, she may talk about trying this or that, but there's a few favorites she always comes back to. She tells me how important vegetables are, but never eats them now, so I concentrate on fruit. Another good idea is some some variety. you did mention your mother would lose interest in egg sandwiches if she ate them too much. Does she like things like tuna salad, or grilled cheese?
The other thing is don't force feed. It's an example on the opposite end, but I still remember my ex complaining that I didn't make our kids completely clean their plates.
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Thanks, Yogi. I think I will check if my father would like the mild salsa. He's just sooo limited on what he wants to eat.
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My grandma was 84 and put catsup on everything. She took a taste of very mild salsa and was hooked. She didn't eat catsup on everything it was the salsa. She said it wasn't as bland as the catsup.
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Thanks I do understand this is part of her dementia..and I am prepared for it to get worst..I just was trying to figure out something else to offer her. I don't push and often times if she doesn't like it I will replace it with something she might like. She still eats and for that I am grateful..because I know there will be a time where she won't at all. Thanks everyone for your input it means so much to me. Blessings
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msdaizy, I'm sure hospice has told you to offer food but not to "push" it. If she is getting an egg sandwich that may be all she needs for the day.

While my husband was on hospice some days he ate almost normally and other days all he ate was half a grape Popsicle and some ginger ale. If you haven't already, discuss her needs with the hospice nurse.

Hugs to you.
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Msdaizy, when mom was at that stage of choking on her fluids - she's basically forgetting to swallow. The fluid remains in her mouth, and then I guess she was breathing and swallowing at the same time(?) and then choked on it. It's part of the disease in which the patient forgets to swallow. With fluid, I think because it's so easy to flow down the throat, that they forget to Not breathe in when swallowing. Mom would also choke on her saliva that gathered in her mouth because she doesn't remember to Swallow. So sorry...I know it's difficult to watch while they choke...and feel helpless as they turn red in the face. HUGS!!!
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She is close to her last stage in Dementia. She eats still but I am finding that things she used to like she isn't liking any longer. She loves her egg sandwich for breakfast and so she is still getting some proteins. But if I feed that to her all day long..she will lose interest in it also. We do have hospice and she has been on them for nearing 60 days. I see that she swallows sometime with some difficulty and has choked on her drinks at times. I know she is getting close to her end of life. I only want to make her happy and comfortable. So I will keep trying different foods. Thanks so much for all your suggestions. I so appreciate everyone in this site. Blessings to all.
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