My husband has become addicted to sugar now that he has dementia. He stopped smoking and drinking before now, but the dementia has sparked the addictive personality. If he develops diabetes, guess who will have to suffer with insulin injections, depriving him of his comfort foods, and watch him possibly deteriorate with it's terrible effects. He is very clever and finds ways to get foods he shouldn't eat (candy jars at offices, deserts when we eat out, sodas, etc., etc.) How do I keep that food away from him and still let him enjoy foods.
Artificial sweeteners are not a healthy alternative. I try to give him other things like popcorn, etc., but he still wants and gets his junk food. Do I fight him to keep him healthy? Do I let him have his way and just enjoy him for as long as I have him? Do I wait to see how diabetes pans out?
Anyone have any suggestions? I really need some advice. Thank you all so much.