Hi All, My wife has young onset Alzheimer's diagnosed age 60, she's now 66. I know this has been discussed elsewhere, but food is getting to be a nightmare for me. Everything I cook (and I'm a pretty good cook) tastes horrible yet of course she's no problem clearing a plate of cheesecake. Now I know that in many parts of the forums a lot of people say - don't worry at that age as long as they're eating something! But at her age she still needs to get nutrients as well as the calories. She spends most of her day trying to feed our 3 cats, even though I'm sure they're saying to themselves "leave me alone hooman, I is trying to sleep!" Yet I sometimes wonder if the cat is eating more than she is (apart from the cheesecake!!). She is vegetarian, so no meat or fish which actually leaves for a generally bland tasting diet which tastes 'horrible'. At her greatest weight ever, several months (maybe a year) ago she was 7st 10lbs when she would eat anything I gave her as long as it was covered in either spices, mustard, vinegar and/or worcester sauce. She's now 7st 5lb and really, she hasn't got much there to lose. I've just started to plot her weight to keep track of it. But of course weight isn't everything, I might get enough calories into her but that's only part of it isn't it. She wont eat ......... Potatoes, chips, sweet potatoes, pasta, rice, pizza, vegetables, bread (unless it's a soft brioche bun), curry, soup, fruit pies, fruit cake I get some success with...... soya milk/berry smoothies cauliflower cheese pies hash browns (but only one) halloumi (but seldom) salad (but often picks the lettuce out of her mouth as though she can't chew it) eggs (but hit and miss) Madeira cake She mostly drinks soya milk. Tea / coffee / hot chocolate and squash are all horrible. Yes I've tried sweetening them up. Whatever I do cook, she never eats half of a very small portion and 2 hours later asks what's for dinner. I'm spending all my time and effort feeding the bin !!! Your wisdom please...... Ta, Brian.