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@colleenyoung

Welcome @ilene1. Thank you for posting. I think you might also be interested in the Caregivers group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/caregivers/ In particular the discussion called “Caring for someone with dementia / Alzheimer’s” http://mayocl.in/2ccA0jO I wonder if someone in that group is caring for someone with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and may have something to add.

In the meantime, I’m bringing fellow members @helloshelly7969 @tbeckys @ntp01 and @safetyshield into this conversation to see if they have some experience with regulating bowel movements and diet to share with you.

Ilene, It sounds like you have very good reactive strategies to managing the ever-changing digestive needs of your husband. But I can imagine that you’re looking for ways to get ahead of the situation, so that the bowel movement consistency is more regular. Have you ever considered a consult with a dietitian?

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Thanks Colleen! Especially for the referrals to the two other groups…

I have spoken with a dietician, but it seems regular dietary advice
might not apply as well. He had radiation treatment with the colon
cancer and that might have caused scarring making things more difficult
and unpredictable. I am set to have a conversation with his cancer
doctors as well.

thanks so much… I look forward to participating in the groups.

all best, Ilene

You’re most welcome. If it isn’t too much information all at once, you may also be interested in the Cancer group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/cancer/ in particular this discussion “Healthy diets for cancer patients” https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/healthy-diets-for-cancer-patients/

The original question was asked for a different reason but you may find some relevant tips in the discussion or people you’d like to connect with.

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