1. opaline

    opaline Registered User

    Nov 13, 2014
    182
    Mum normally doesn't eat enough to keep a sparrow alive, now she's telling me she's hungry all the time! When I come in from work there are always banana skins, empty biscuit packets, etc. Is this a symptom of Alzheimer's?
     
  2. Summerheather

    Summerheather Registered User

    Feb 22, 2015
    160
    Hi there, my Mum doesn't stop eating, she loves food, especially cake. She will also forget that she's had something and will get another bar of chocolate to eat. Dare I say it, my Mum is now greedy.
     
  3. piph

    piph Registered User

    Feb 4, 2013
    1,530
    Northamptonshire
    Mine always says that she hasn't got much appetite now - yet she'll demolish a meal with no problems. And she'll always choose sweet over savoury any day. Biscuits and cake seem to be her main staple when I'm not here to feed her, and jam sandwiches are always a favourite! Chocolate also doesn't last long, but only when she remembers it's there! I've read somewhere that this craving for sweet stuff is the norm with Alzheimer's and dementia in general. Perhaps it's the brain demanding sugar to try to work properly!
     
  4. Kazza72

    Kazza72 Registered User

    Feb 10, 2015
    202
    West London
    Ha, my mum too. I always keep her favourites in stock although she has forgotten that she went off eggs in 1973. The day of princess Annes wedding and mum was having her usual mid morning egg and when she cracked it open it was either rotten or fertilised... Anyhow it put her off for life but now as that incident is no longer a memory she loves a bit of scrambled egg which is handy for the protein. She loves cream cakes too, crisps, chocolate, scones, I try to buy the things that she likes but I hate, it's not working well at the mo


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