Best foods to get for mom with dementia who only wants sweets?

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Best Foods for Mother who only wants sweets? The only thing nutritious that Mom eats is PB&J on whole grain bread. High in protein and fiber. What are other foods I can I make available for her to eat? Thank You

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I took care of a dementia woman earlier this year, high protein diet. shakes made with peanut butter and ensure, boost suppliment drinks. bananas and peanut butter shakes she loved .,. lots of beans, chicken fish, eggs believe it , omeletes with vegetables yogurt, and she did like dark chocolate. also protein powder in the drinks i agree try to stay away from pre packaged foods however there are some out there check sodium and proteins the shakes really went over good
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Use Greek yogurt, which has twice the protein as regular yogurt. Try mixing it with some ice cream. Add some protein powder if you want. At your mom's age, I wouldn't worry about keeping it low fat, unless she's very overweight. My mom is 93 and losing weight fast. I figure any calorie is a good calorie. She also loves sweets, so she gets lots of ice cream and pudding and fresh fruit and berry pies and berry danish, etc. I also get her fruits and veggies (she doesn't care about meat). My mom loves mac and cheese and Jimmy Dean's biscuits and gravy breakfasts (she ate that as a kid). I also give her full fat milk. And she gets candy too and loves that. Caramel corn...whatever she'll eat. I try it all. Good luck.
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Ensure and boost are mostly sugar water. Water, Sugar, Corn Maltodextrin, Milk Protein Concentrate, Soy Oil, Soy Protein Isolate, Cocoa Powder (Processed with Alkali), Pea Protein ... Not exactly healthy if that is your intention.Try fresh organic fruits, yogurt. You can even make yogurt pops with mashed up fruits mixed into the yogurt put in a popsicle container and freeze. Dark chocolate is also a good option.. Strawberries dipped in dark chocolate. Stay away from most processed foods even though their advertising will lead you to believe they are healthy. Read the label. The first 3 ingredients are what the product is mostly made of.
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I find chromium tablets are very good for sugar cravings you can get them in the health shops. Dark chocolate has very little sugar and is nutritious get the 70 per cent good quality type.
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I don't have Dementia but am a picky eater and borderline diabetic. I try to stay away from the carbs but love sweets, especially chocolate. I just stared buying the Boot Energy Protein drink and split a bottle in have with skim milk since it is so high in calories and it taste much better with the half skim milk. I am also adding more fruit and nuts to my diet. Still have a long way to go but had just about quit eating meat and was eating all carbohydrates. It is not easy changing a diet but we have to try. And I have problem swallowing which is one reason I don't eat as much meat but now getting more protein in my diet. I also take a vitamin D supplement, and B-12 shots. But, I also have to take shots for my osteoporosis and don't think they are very healthy.

Thanks for allowing me to share.

Sunny:)
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Date nut bread and cream cheese! It works wonders for regularity too!
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Foods high in protein will help curb cravings for sweets.
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I start my mom off each morning with an Ensure Plus, with protein powder added - she gets approximately 80% of her daily protein requirement that way Plus all the minerals and vitamins that go along with that mix. I also add a prebiotic/probiotic/enzymes product to that. I don't worry so much about what else she eats during the day, one she's got that in her.
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Good answers, everybody. The main thing is to try for balance between proteins and carbs, favoring low-fat proteins and complex carbs such as veggies and beans.
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Bran flakes with banana, blueberries, strawberries, which ever preferred. My mother likes a whole banana, that is one good thing in her. She loves sausages and toast, well I know but she eats four of them she is old and the doctor says feed her what she will eat. She loves pizza, so thin crust, cheese and sauce she loves. Ice cream always. Roast chicken drumsticks and small salad she loves this. Baked potato with benecol. Orange juice, loves grapes, likes shepherds pie. It seems it has to be easy for her to eat and navigate, finger foods, home made chicken strips, fries, I know, can't pull her away from a jam donut, so tea and donut, cheddar cheese and crackers with grapes. Whew it is exhausting isn't it.
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