Have been caring for mom for 7 years and is bedridden with dementia, COPD, and Parkinson's. We have had to remove her dentures due to Parkinson's and her nurse has determined that she has no gag reflex left. I have been making smoothies with yogurt, ensure plus, instant oatmeal, and fresh strawberries and this has been successful. I attempted to crush a chicken sausage in the blender and add it too some chopped creamed spinach and feed it with some soft mashed potatoes. That part is not working too well. I am using THICKIT for all other liquids but am looking to others as to what have you used to ensure your loved one has a nutritious meal and you do not have to worry about aspiration. At times if I show up with a bowl of her favorite ice cream, that is the best thing.
Mom will be 90 in December so any and all ideas would be appreciated.