I have a question to see if any caregivers are experiencing the same problem and could provide me with some help and suggestions?....
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room
From the Reader comments section:
As a caregiver, I have a question to see if any caregivers are experiencing the same problem and could provide me with some help and suggestions?
My mother is losing her teeth due to radiation (cancer treatment) and sometimes even forgets to show me her teeth and is afraid to show me the teeth. I fear her refusal to eat is increased by this making her lose weight faster. Even though I know why she is losing her teeth is anyone out there experiencing their loved one losing teeth and how can I keep nuitrients in her?
Do you think that dentures are a good idea at this time?
I thought of this earlier but the dentist had said because her roots were good at the time they could not pull them before she started losing them and now she has the bottom of her teeth showing roots.
Editor note: This reader is asking for advice and help. Any information you can provide on nutrition, dental care, and dentures would be appreciated.
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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver.
Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.
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