Hi, My mum is 80 and was diagnosed with Early Stages Alzheimer's 6 years ago. Luckily it has progressed slowly and she is still living on her own (in sheltered accommodation) and mainly managing to care for herself. She knows that she has problems with her memory and is very frustrated by it and hates to be dependent on us. We are very concerned that she is not eating properly. She tells us that she is eating but I know that she isn't. If someone makes a meal for her and puts it in front of her and sits there and eats at the same time, she is fine but she doesn't seem to make a meal for herself. I don't know if it because she doesn't remember that she hasn't eaten or that she can't be bothered to get up and make the effort. I work and I just can't be there every meal time to make sure that she eats. Even when we make easy to heat meals, she often doesn't bother to eat them. The complex that she lives in has a cafe and there is a restaurant that is open 3 evenings a week and 6 lunch times but she doesn't seem bothered to go down to there either unless someone takes her and eats with her. I am at my wits end as to what to do. Because of our life-styles and work commitments, we don't have a regular evening meal time otherwise I would have her come over every night but some nights we don't eat until 9pm. Does anyone have any suggestions?