Has anyone noticed weight loss when diet has not changed? - AgingCare.com

Has anyone noticed weight loss when diet has not changed?

Follow
Share

She was 160 a year ago, today she is 149.

She is eating the same foods and quantities. She is a proud member of the clean plate club, most of the time. It used to drive me nutty, her having to finish every morsel and if at a restaurant would want a togo box for a few bites. Used to tell her just leave it, but it is a battle I don't need to fight. Now the containers come home and fed to the dog. I hate to guess how many aging, green togo boxes would be in the fridge.

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
7

Answers

Show:
CM, this is one of those difficult things. I am very relieved to have Debbie, but she has to consider other interested parties concerns. I have to listen patiently then ask cordially why the concern. I think that family may actually be fishing for reasons to place mom. Maybe I will call doc today and ask if/when weight loss would become a concern. That would be interesting information anyway.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

What a coincidence! :)

Well. I'm picturing the expression of every doctor I know if I were to ask them about this exact situation, and every one of them would be looking at me quizzically and saying "…and?"

Just tell them you've got it under close observation. If that doesn't work, ask them what they'd like to recommend (with a sweet smile on your face, of course).
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

Not really grief, and it may have come from one of the sisters that would like to see mom in a facility.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

Laying down fat isn't going to do her any good, anyway, even if the lactose intolerance weren't a concern. And if her chronic diarrhoea has been with her since before you noticed the weight loss, I doubt if that's behind it either - though it's always worth checking out, I suppose, in case anything significant has changed.

Is the guardian giving you grief about it? There's a slight feeling that this person is finding something to "fiddle with" as though it's just to show he or she is paying attention? If in doubt, report this to your mother's doctor - but mind out that he doesn't follow suit and start tinkering with her for the sake of it. I think you're right not to be overly concerned for now, just keep watch.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

Could she be losing muscle due to less activity. Sometimes people lose muscle and gain fat. That would cause a decrease in weight without a major change in appearance. Just a thought, this happened with my father.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

I guess my question wasn't clear, it is not my weight loss, rather my Mom's. For anyone else it has been healthy weight loss. But the guardian is a bit concerned about it. I guess I'm wondering what others of you have seen as AD progresses and age.

I know that if I were to serve her ice cream the weight would just pack back on. But lactose intolerance won't allow that. I'm not very concerned at this point, but maybe something like her chronic D she just is not absorbing nutrients because of AD? L9oking for others thoughts.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

11lbs over a year? Well. Even supposing it was exactly the same clothing, exactly the same set of scales, and the scales were religiously recalibrated in exactly the same way every week, a meal beforehand the first time and a pee and a poo the second would explain at least some of that weight loss and then you're looking at no significant change at all, really.

So you're not concerned about a loss of appetite, if she's eating the same foods and quantities? Keep an eye on her weight, then, report it if you're still worried, but this change doesn't sound a big deal to me.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
Related
Questions