My Mum has Vascular Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease & has an obsession with constantly having something in her mouth. She detests eating healthy foods and will constantly eat biscuits if I don't give her sweets. Sucking sweets worries me as she drinks at the same time & I'm worried that she'll choke. I know that a sweet tooth can develop with dementia & she has always had one anyway but we're now having a nightmare with diarrhoea as she eats too much rubbish.
She is really sensitive to temperatures & tastes so things like frozen grapes, ice cubes etc haven't worked. Any suggestions please? My dementia carer friends say let her eat what she wants when she wants but then I'm dealing with accidents with her bowel movements.
The other day I removed all edibles from the room while we watched TV just to give her a 10 minute break from eating but she then started chewing on a Simple Facial Wipe!!!!