No matter how good or bad her day, there is no end to my patients appetite. She has always enjoyed her food despite the fact that at 88 years she's still got the same figure as she had 40 years ago! Aaaargh! (not fair) But since her Dementia really started taking over, I've noticed that her appetite has escalated. Read before and now below for a rough idea of how her appetite has changed in the last few months. It's quite extraordinary and I wonder if any of you are experiencing similar appetite surges with your Dementia/Alzheimers patients/partners/parents? I'd be very interested. BEFORE: Breakfast 1 x slice wholewheat toast with marmalade, orange juice and coffee Lunch 1 x poached egg on toast with spinach salad Dinner A full dinner excluding potato and rice NOW: Breakfast Cooked breakfast of eggs & bacon or sausage,tomato or mushrooms, toast, orange juice and coffee 11am snack Tea, biscuits, slice of cake Lunch A full lunch of a hearty salad with baked potato or a hot pasta or chicken, veg and potato. 3pm snack 1 x salmon or ham sandwich, tea, 4 x lemon biscuits Dinner A full dinner of lamb, beef or chicken casserole with veg and rice or Baked fish with mashed potato and 3 x veg etc.. followed by a dessert. (usually icecream and wafers or jelly and cream or fruit salad and ice cream. Also, plenty of fluids throughout the day.. passionfruit and water, limejuice and water, cranberry cordial etc.