My wife has Alzheimer's and is in stage six. She spends all her free time chewing on things when she is not eating, drinking or talking. She seems to be obsessed with the desire to chew on things and will chew on her finger, bib, table cloth, piece of her clothing, books, napkins and pictures. She has been taking Lexapro for several years and a month ago her doctor started her on Ativan and Trazodone to see if that would reduce her desire to chew on things. So far these two additional pills have not stopped her from chewing.
The dentist has checked her and found nothing wrong with her teeth. When I ask if her teeth or mouth hurts she says no. She just acts like a two year old child does when they are cutting teeth.
Has anyone had a situation like this, any idea how to stop her from doing it?