Husband has dementia and about a week ago my husband decided he would not eat solid food. He has already lost lots of weight which hasn’t been pinpointed by doctors as to why. He eats oranges, drinks ensure, applesauce sometimes and will drink water.
He has gone from breakfast of eggs and grits every morning to nothing but what I mentioned. Will eat nothing solid during the remainder of the day. I have spoken to hospice and he going to be evaluated. I’m at my wits end.
I do not know if he had a test for dysphagia. He was bedbound and on Hospice. I kind of think not. We just kept him comfortable.
I hope you get the answers you need, and just know that hospice will not approve a swallow test, so you will have to do that on your own. Best wishes.
I doubt this is a "choice" that he's made. It's his body starting to fail.
Here is a good article on dysphagia. https://www.dysphagia-diet.com/t-dysphagia-facts.aspx
I'm glad he is going to have a swallow study.