Has anyone else experienced this? For the past year or so, Mom (with 10 yrs of FTD and complete aphasia) has begun stuffing her mouth as full as she can from the food on her plate. She will chew and swallow a little bit and add more while both cheeks are full as a chipmunk. I have seen her choke and throw up twice. I know her brain is broken, but what is a reasonable solution? It doesn't matter how small I cut up her food, she still piles it on her fork or uses her hands to keep stuffing it in like a little kid. Should I start only feeding her soft foods, like soup and stew, that don't require much chewing?
She wants to sit and eat at the table with my dad, husband and I, and would not be satisfied with having different food. She's tried grabbing our food when we were having something (like artichokes or corn on the cob) that I know she shouldn't eat because she tries to eat the entire thing, including leaves and cob.