Please I need your advice regarding dealing with dementia patients. My brother is 75 and he started having signs of dementia 2 years ago. He is becoming very stubborn regarding eating meals, he refuses to eat sometimes for a whole day. At times, he accepts eating only when in the company of specific people, but never when in his wife's or son's company. He eats huge amount of chocolates behind our back! He refuses to change clothes, or have a bath. He smokes every few minutes and just goes out to walk round the house, he is just restless. But when he refuses to eat and after begging him to do so, he claims that he is full. The doctor uses glucose injections to feed him as he becomes very weak.
The doctors say he is physically ok.