My 90 year old father lives with my husband and me. He is in the later stages of Dementia, is now on palitive care. He does not know who I am. I make food for him 3 times a day and lots of snacks in between. He no longer is interested in anything. Just now is on medication to help sleep at night. He still has sundowning and raids the fridge and anything else in site.
If there are bananas on the counter he will eat the whole bunch not just one.
I have taken everything out of my fridge that I think he could get into and the last time I caught him getting into the butter! In another post the coffee mate. I leave plenty of Glucerna shake for him to drink, but he wants more. He is also diabetic and low sodium diet too so the snacks reflect this. My sisters say just let him have whatever he wants but they are not the ones that would have to take him to the ER when that happens.
I feel like I try so hard to do things right and it is still not enough. I’m exhausted, I went ahead and got on medication to help me with my stress. I think on one hand he is bored but on the other hand any activity I try to come up with he is not interested in. I have not read on other post about people wanting to eat everything and anything. Do I go ahead and let him do this and put his body in overload? Since we all know what the out come will be someday. I don’t even know if this is normal or not?
My fridge items are now in the garage which is very cold right now and this gets me a little miffed every time I need to get something to cook. Along with pantry items to putting a note on the cabinets work sometimes, meaning sometimes he can figure it out and open it. Do I go ahead and let him eat? I’m so confused.