1. stu100

    stu100 Registered User

    Feb 4, 2015
    70
    Birmingham
    My nan is not eating mutch she doesn't seam to want to eat. Her doc has given her Fortisip not sure what to try.

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  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,570
    Merseyside
    Try sweet things like custard.
     
  3. ElizabethAnn

    ElizabethAnn Registered User

    Jan 4, 2014
    189
    North Hampshire
  4. Azure9

    Azure9 Registered User

    Jan 13, 2017
    15
    Singapore
    You may try some soups with her favorite foods.
     
  5. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,781
    Female
    London
    Try to get a referral to the SALT (speech and language therapy) team, they deal with eating, drinking and swallowing problems.
     
  6. jelba

    jelba Registered User

    Aug 1, 2012
    181
    Huddersfield
    My mum in the same way on puree meals hard to feed also has protein shakes to help keep her weight up


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  7. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    70,128
    Kent
    Jellies are good, either made with water or half yoghurt or evaporated milk. They slip down.
     
  8. whileaway

    whileaway Registered User

    Dec 11, 2015
    129
    Does she have problems swallowing or chewing?
    Is she depressed? Did she used to enjoy her food? Does Any food you bring her tempt her? When has she last had a good laugh?
     
  9. whileaway

    whileaway Registered User

    Dec 11, 2015
    129
    My dad has swallowing problems, which is sad, because he loves food, especially meat. But we have been pureeing fresh fruit- lots of banana, strawberries, etc and if you buy big grapes and blanch them in boiling water, they peel easily and blend into a taste like elderflower. The big oranges they sell at Iceland now (April-May, 2017) are fantastically sweet. I say, go to fresh fruit, which we thought too expensive to do- until now, when the carers have blown our budget- so that we now say- 'whatever'...
     
  10. whileaway

    whileaway Registered User

    Dec 11, 2015
    129
    We had advice from the speech therapist to load my Dad up with creams and fat and potatoes and sugar. He got terribly constipated. After trying to get Movical down him several times a day for weeks, we are now on a high veg and fish and fruit diet. He is skinny, but healthy and regular. He is late stage Alzheimers so in a different position than your Gran, but do be aware of Constipation and of a urinary tract infection, both of which hospitalize oldies. Try to get her to drink! Drink with her, pots of tea, -whatever makes her happy!
     
  11. Wozzie

    Wozzie Registered User

    Jul 12, 2016
    536
    Cheshire
    Hi stu100
    Before Mum went into her care home, she went through this, she actually forgot to eat or thought she had eaten, as time went on we realised she didn't know how to prepare even the simplest of things like jam on toast.
    Very sad
    There was no issue in her ability to eat as she is now eating 3 meals each day, I also think it helps hugely when they have someone to eat with, sort of jogs their memory.

    Maybe have someone to pop in at lunch time to help her prepare a sandwich and sit with her ......
    Terribly worrying time for you all.
    Take care
    Anne
     

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