Issue one: NO! Will you please eat some breakfast (a Hot Pocket, something she has eaten many times)? NO! We bought a nice dinner last night. She ate the equivalent of two tablespoons of food. Will you please eat? NO! "I am full!" Once she went three days without eating any appreciable amount.
Issue two: We are out shopping. While in public, she will engage any unsuspecting stranger in conversation. Most of the time her statements to other people make no sense at all, just strings of disconnected words. Sometimes the words make some kind of sense, but are totally inappropriate for addressing a stranger. She loves little children and will often engage them in lengthy conversations. Sometimes the parents show concern. Many times they need to leave and cannot get away from her.
I am told by her doctor that there is no solution for her outright refusals. I cannot force her to eat.
When she overstays her welcome in obviously unwanted conversations with strangers, I smile and say, "Come on, Nana. Come on." This becomes more and more difficult.
WHAT DO I DO?