Husband refusing to eat dinners

Orsonkartt

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Aug 6, 2023
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My wife now only eats only a small bowl of soup. Plus pudding , that is anything that’s sweet.

I make chocolate from cocoa butter and peanut butter sweetened with alulose , she loves it, who wouldn’t?

Also protein drinks which add another 50 grams of protein . It’s not what most people would consider normal but it’s something
 

Shem56

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Aug 31, 2020
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My husband has also vascular dementia and is the same with food ‘ he doesn’t seem to like anything now and used to eat a lot ‘ he has also lost lots of weight he has ensure drinks and shake drinks but I don’t think they help much ‘ it’s really so hard nowing what to give him as he never no what he wants and seems to just pick at it and push it on the side of the plate it’s really hard nowing what to do
 

Shem56

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I have exactly the same problem with hubby. He used to say whats for dinner but now he doesn't want any food. He has the tiniest portion and leaves half of that. He objects to eating with his fingers. If I give him a sandwich cut into quarters with the crusts cut off he insists on a knife and fork and spoon. Then just eats the middle part. Pizza is hopeless, have you ever tried eating pizza with a knife and fork! A toasted thin bagel cut in half is all he will attempt. He says he is sick of food and all we do is eat!
 

Alisongs

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It eventually reaches a point where we can be grateful our folks are eating anything at all. I wouldn’t worry about a hot meal - a sandwich can be nutritious too. If that’s what your husband will eat, in your shoes I’d just offer those instead of a cooked dinner.

Taste is affected by dementia. It reportedly becomes quite dull, and sometimes food which tasted nice before can become bitter or unpleasant. The sweet receptors are the last affected, so developing a sweet tooth seems to be quite common.
Exactly
 

Signora C

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Jul 6, 2024
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My husband has vascular dementia and alzheimers. He hasn't eaten meat for 40 years but always enjoyed different sorts of fish and liked Quorn/Linda McCartney type vegetarian meals. He has never liked much in the way of vegetables. Lately he us refusing to eat more than a few mouthfuls of the food I've regularly cooked, I've tried Wiltshire Farm foods, ready meals from M&S, etc but most is ending up in the bin. He cannot tell me what he would eat. He eats his lunchtime sandwich, cheese, salmon, cream cheese, paste, etc so I'm wondering if I should just give him a different sandwich at dinnertime. He would happily eat cake and biscuits at any time of day. I would be grateful for any advice.
I find my husband enjoys spicy food as much as he always did and usually curry or chilli con carne is easy to eat with a spoon. I make a large batch of ragù (you could make with veggie meat substitute) and freeze it and one batch mixed with beans and spices makes a meal. he also likes cottage pie so a batch of ragù with a topping of mashed potato (sometimes with grated cheese). I also make fishcakes with mashed potato and tinned tuna coated with flour, egg and breadcrumbs. They have a lovely crunchy outside but are easy to eat.
Hope this helps.
 

Alisongs

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I find my husband enjoys spicy food as much as he always did and usually curry or chilli con carne is easy to eat with a spoon. I make a large batch of ragù (you could make with veggie meat substitute) and freeze it and one batch mixed with beans and spices makes a meal. he also likes cottage pie so a batch of ragù with a topping of mashed potato (sometimes with grated cheese). I also make fishcakes with mashed potato and tinned tuna coated with flour, egg and breadcrumbs. They have a lovely crunchy outside but are easy to eat.
Hope this helps.
Lovely ideas