Mom is 83 with type 2 diabetes, IBS, heart and lung issues and what the Dr calls short term memory loss plus early dementia. My sister and mom have lived together for years and she takes fabulous care of mom. She’s diligent about mom’s health, medication and diet. She feeds mom the best diet for her health issues. But mom is forgetting that she’s eaten and wants more. She’s gained an average of 1/2 lb a day for the last week(according to home health care nurse that visits every 2weeks) and it’s not water weight. Sherry (my sister) even logs everything mom eats and shows it to her but it has no effect. After dinner tonight mom was napping so Sherry took a nap. Woke up to find mom in the kitchen, she had eaten 2 pkgs of fresh strawberries and part of a cantaloupe. Plus opened a can of gravy and poured it over the cats food as a treat for him.
Whats next for us? Are we going to have to put locks on the fridge and cabinets? Any suggestions will be blessing. Sherry’s afraid to sleep. We have kept her from cooking by hiding the cookware in a low cabinet in the back, all that she can reach is the heavy cast iron stuff that she can’t pick up.