How can I get my diabetic mom with dementia to eat more?
My mom is living in an ALF Memoery Care Floor. She is a type 1 diabetic. Every morning when they check her sugar she is extremely low. We have been working with her doctor to adjust her insulin, however the really solution would be for her to eat more or any of her dinner and her evening snack (which they do bring her). I have given them lists of what she likes to eat, I have advice them to sit with her a few moments to chat. Do I really need to go there everyday at dinner to make this happen? Today I went there just a few moments after dinner started, she was the only one at her table without a plate. They said she did not want anything but drank a gluerna so she should be good. I said no, let's get her a plate and see what she will eat. She at the vegetables and fruit, drank a glass of milk and then an extra banana. She said no, but eat some just because it was in front of her. I total them to bring her a PB and Jelly and another banana for her snack. Lets see if I get a call in the morning. Any advice, as I am afraid the ALF will be asking her to move out. (She likes it there and as finally seems settled after a year and half of moving her from place to place.)