Has anyone had to deal with an onset of gastric problems with their ADLOs? AD-lady (70), in mid stages, this past week has recently started getting up hours earlier than normal, is complaining of stomach pains, is burping alot, and is wandering around in a somewhat distressed state until she settles down after an hour or so, when she then has breakfast. She sleeps soundly through the night though. There doesn't seem to be much of a problem with her during the day after eating, only now first thing in the morning. Doctor has advised smaller evening meals but she is barely having much at all in the evenings (soup and such) and so don't feel this should be causing a digestive problem due to too much food. She isn't on any medication at the moment.
It was suggested this could be anxiety related. Any thoughts or suggestions? She's receiving an antacid to help. Is this something common with the progression of AD?
I'm asking this on behalf of a friend caring for her mother. My father (AD, who I care for) has also started developing some eating complications associated with his midday meal, usually a sandwich, and is now, also, burping alot. Breakfast and dinner are never a problem...only lunch! (Go figure.) He has brought up his meal only once after eating his lunch. It has us wondering!
Thanks in advance.