Timothy Markus wrote:You can now buy keytones, which may help with dementia. Medical researchers who I find credible are skeptical that ingesting keytones will have an effect on weight loss have said that they could see them helping with dementia. I've suggested it to my family, for my father, but they all think the SAD is fine, so it's an uphill battle. He fell again yesterday, the second time in about 5 days, so maybe they'll get on board with giving it a shot.
Jay Angler wrote:First, a little off-topic, one of the important factors in mental health other than a healthy diet, is socialization. That means that having healthy food potluck dinners is a win-win situation!
Jay Angler wrote:My son's girlfriend works long hours and hasn't been eating well. If my son's visiting, he'll often chop up veggies and freeze them in small quantities, so they're easier to grab, stir-fry and eat. He only does 1-2 weeks worth at a time, so blanching isn't as necessary. Part of healthy eating is finding ways to make it just as easy as the alternative.
Jay Angler wrote:Also, people with Alzheimers and similar tend to crave sugar. When my mom started having difficulty eating and was put on mushed food, we left the care workers a bottle of maple syrup as it was a long term favorite. The Dietitian was a bit perturbed, but a little bit drizzled on the dinner meant she ate some of the healthier parts of the meal - life is full of compromises so if you have to do something less than ideal, at least make it a conscious, informed decision.
Now, at 73, she almost never cooks. She's made fewer than 5 meals in the last 5 months.