My loved one is in a Memory Care unit. She is stage 6 now. So far she still eats fine, but I'm wondering about when she doesn't, as that is likely in the last stage.
I've read here and other sites about how the chewing and swallowing become affected. The risks then become great for choking and aspiration. But, what happens then? If the patient did not want tube feeding, and I agree with that based on all my readings from many sources, what happens? Do they go into Hospice at that point? Does the doctor give you various options? Do they just keep trying soft foods or liquids with thickners? I just wonder what choices you may have at that point.