Cookies, pastry, ice cream,etc?. I have 4 clients who love sugary foods. Why? My nutritionist has researched this question, with little scientific results. I now have a 94 year old who loves Startbuck's Frappacinos. At first, I thought it was a coincidence that clients with Alzheimer's loved sugar. But now I see this love of sugar in 6 of my clients. I can't find a nutritionist for geriatrics.
Is a brain chemical thing or something they remember from childhood or does it simply taste good? Is sugar what their taste buds remember best? Meals are always foods they like like, so it is not a lack of nutrients or lack of food.
I know this sounds like a stupid question, but sugar is not good for oral health, especially if they forget to brush unless reminded.
Thank you in advance for your insights, I know that many of you have much more experience in caregiving that I do.