Hi, I'm new here. My mother in law has Altzheimers, has had for a number of years, but lives alone with support from family and neighbours. Character-wise, she's still the same, easy going and pleasant, albeit with a 30 second short term memory, but our worry is her eating. She exists on biscuits and cakes. We buy her M & S dinners but they end up in the bin. She absolutely refuses to have carers coming in. The family do her housework and gardening and we visit twice a week (we live a 45 minute drive away) and we phone every evening to remind her to take her tablets and nag her to eat her dinners. She's convinced she eats well and that she cooks fresh vegetables etc (we do all her shopping so we know she doesn't) If we turn up unexpectedly she is always wearing her dressing gown so we know she doesnt bother dressing ( a neighbour has confirmed this). On Sunday I shampoos her hair and when she took her top off I was shocked at how thin she looked - like a Belson inmate. We are at a loss as to how to help her. Any advice would be appreciated.