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Alzheimer's Patient Only Wants to Eat Candy and Non-Nutritious Food

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Posted August 6, 2013

 

  • As we age we lose our taste buds and so often people crave foods that have more flavor—things that are salty or sweet. But craving sugar can also be a sign of other things that need to be treated.

  • This can be one of those situations that is nearly impossible to figure out without a thorough assessment from a doctor. It could be important to determine, is this is a new behavior for this patient or have they always had a big sweet tooth? Especially if it is a new behavior, it is recommended you talk to this person’s doctor so you can figure out what is triggering this.

  • There are things you can try to help encourage this person to eat nourishing foods—finds foods with lots of flavor and see if that helps.¬†Seasonings can make a big difference if people are losing their sense of taste. But still seek out the doctor’s advice!

Source: HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com

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