Dementia and Not Eating: Very concerned
Burt refuses help with swallowing. When we brought in a speech therapist to evaluate his eating, he was furious. [A little of that tornado.] And he never wants her to come back.
Meanwhile, he eats almost nothing and won't accept guidance to take smaller bites of his cakes or to slow down. Any set back in eating is an excuse to refuse ever to eat that food again. His ability to chew and swallow any number of favorite foods is dwindling. He says I can't make a boiled egg or scrambled eggs anymore. He won't eat applesauce. He has trouble with cottage cheese.
This needless to say has me very concerned. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.