There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Breakfast for mom

I'm trying to get mom to eat a fried egg . It is not easy . She either spits it out or just won't open her mouth. I also have a smoothie .She likes that . She really don't like the cold but it is sweet and she loves sweets. They are great. My son makes them for us all the time. It is 1/2 cup orange juice , 1/2 cup milk, 6 oz vanilla yogurt , banana and 4 ice cubes . Put in blender than enjoy. My son will sometimes add other frozen fruit like blueberries, strawberries or mixed fruit . He gets the big bags in the freezer section at Wal-mart . They are so good.
I sometimes crush mom's medicine and put in the smoothie. She will not swallow her med. anymore so I crush it all . You will have to ask the Doc. which medicines can be crushed because time-released cannot be crushed but you can get some med. in liquid form too.
For lunch there is no way I can get her to eat much. She is not wanting to eat. So I give her a nutrition drink and some yogurt. Than while we are watching TV I hand feed her Honey Nut Cheerios. I am out of juice and Gatorade this morning so she is drinking water. Most of the time I try to get her to drink at least 4- 8oz classes of something a day and water in between . It is also hard to get her to drink. She won't swallow or spits it out . It is an all day job. But I don' t want her to get dehydrated. That is bad. The Doc. told me to give her Gatorade everyday to help keep her sodium level up . She is bad about having low sodium levels and that is bad. You would need to ask your doc. about that if you have the same problem with your love one. I was giving her two much water and she had to go to hospital to get her sodium levels up . Who knew.

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