My mother has early onset mild dementia. She functions well with daily activity, recognizes family and can hold a conversation about the past. However, when it comes to food, she's become obsessed! It's 'What are we having for supper?" (breakfast, lunch...) then, "What did we decide on for supper", then, "What do I need to do for supper?", then "Do you think it will be enough?" - all these questions within minutes of each other...over and over. We've tried writing the answer down on white boards, sticky notes, having her repeat our answer, changing the subject...she just can't seem to process or get the thought out of her mind. It seems to be the subject of mealtime that stresses her out, and she doesn't even do the preparation any more. It's driving my dad, her primary caretaker, bonkers and, even though I know things could be so much worse, was hoping some of you might have an insight, or similar story...?
Just trying to understand.
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