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I know someone else have to be having this problem. I want to know if anyone have any ideas on how I can keep my husband's food warm while he eats? My husband has Parkinson's and he eats very slowly. He can't eat fast because he might choke. The problem is that he eats so slow that before he can finish eating his food is always cold. I have reheated it in the microwave only for it to be cold again before he finishes. I have even used the pot warmer things that you heat in microwave and place dish in, that's temporary in keeping food warm too. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks

I would suggest breaking his meal up into "small courses" that might stay warm longer while he eats.
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My mom has Parkinson’s disease. She eats very little food.

My mom never minded eating her food if it cooled off a bit. In fact, she would tell me not to reheat it if I asked.

She doesn’t like her food piping hot. She always let it sit a minute before eating it.

Same if she knew that I was heating up food. She asked me not to make it too hot.

Is he complaining about it being cold? Some food is perfectly tasty at room temperature.

I like the idea of a warming plate in the previous post. Look on Amazon or a catalog that specializes in senior products. I know that there are special utensils for Parkinson’s patients. I haven’t noticed a warming plate but I have never looked for one.

Best wishes to you and your family.
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Maybe keep it on a single burner low & feed him from that while plugged in? Or give half & heat other half when he’s ready? Hugs 🤗
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Here are some tips I use because my mom eats slowly too. (She may have what's called "atypical parkinsons". She has no tremors but has poor taste and smell, has poor sleep, and moves her hands slowly and chews slowly. ) First be sure not to put food on a cold plate because that brings the temp of the food down right off the bat. (I do this with my coffee mug in the morning too.) Also, I don't put all of my mom's food on one large plate. I separate them into smaller dessert/pudding bowls or salad plates and then cover at least none of them with a saucer. That way she can keep at least one bowl covered at all times while she's eating from the other bowl. I often go to the thrift store to get the bowls or saucers because the cereal bowls I had were too wide-brimmed to fit all on her tray. When serving her leftovers, I heat the food in the oven (cuz I don't trust microwaves) but that can be a burn hazard if your hubby touches it. If your husband has "atypical" parkinsons, I'm looking for info. on it. One neurologist says she has it and one says she doesn't. A third neurologist said she might so is sending her to a neurologist who specializes in "movement" disorders.
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bundleofjoy Mar 18, 2021
:) dear pfitz, it’s incredible the amount of love you give your mother. amazing. hugs!!

:) dear sylvia, hugs!! wishing you and your husband well!!...regarding warm food, what about those chinese heating things, they have on the table in restaurants? the dishes are on top of the heater, keeping the food warm the whole time while you eat.

wishing us all well! :)
we’re in the month of march (“march” comes from the roman god mars, god of war). spring is soon. courage! :)

bundle of joy :)
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You can buy warming plates. It is a saucer that fits a plate and keeps food warm safely.
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There is a thread somewhere about this same subject, just can't find it. Maybe someone else will remember.

I did find this.

https://www.repurpedc.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=600746

Maybe you can find a baby dish where u put hot water in it.
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SylviaT Mar 5, 2021
Thank you so much.
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They have special dishes like they use for toddlers with a warming dish underneath- either warm water or electric. With Parkinson’s I would prefer the electric. It is not too hot and wouldn’t spill. Otherwise, serve one part of the meal at a time- which would probably take you all day.
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SylviaT Mar 5, 2021
Lord have mercy, Kathleen, you're right, if I served one thing at a time then I would be sitting and feeding him night and day. Thanks for the info about the dish and warmer. I will look into these 2 things.
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