My Mother is in a nursing home and has Dementia and just diagnosed with Dysphagia. She is on "Honey" thickness. The night before she was diagnosed she was fine with eating regular food and was even eating cookies and fig bars, and now all of a sudden is on "Honey" thickness foods. I always thought you would gradually go on the different types of chopped foods before going straight to "Honey " thick.
Its been a nightmare because now she is at the point that I have to feed her because she doesn't like the pureed food and will not even pick up the spoon to feed herself because lets face it, who wants to look at that consistency and pickup a spoon and put it in your mouth. LOL. I am looking for tips on how to go about this. And also I feed her lunch everyday but I am not sure if the aides at the nursing home are going to try when she tells them NO and she is very thin and needs to gain weight. It's an endless cycle.