My 93-year old mom doesn't have Alzheimers. Her short-term memory is poor, but she's able to heat up the food I bring her and take care of her personal hygiene needs. She reads two papers every day and does the crossword puzzles in them.
What's strange to me is that she's gotten to a point where she only likes the foods she had on the farm growing up that her mother made. So all of the things she fed my brother and me growing up (spinach, asparagus, raspberries, mushrooms, green peppers, brussel sprouts, and on and on and on) she no longer likes. It's like she's lost the last 75 years of her life!. Her food repertoire is getting smaller and smaller and it's harder for me to figure out what I can get her that isn't totally boring and repetitious.
Does anyone else have a parent doing that? It's not really a problem compared to the others I see on here, I'm just curious if this is a common thing in aging.