Dementia care: A sudden liking of this kind of food could be an early warning of condition

BMJ reported: “The frequencies of symptoms in all five domains, except swallowing problems , were higher than in Alzheimer’s disease and changes in food preference and eating  habits were greater in semantic dementia than in Alzheimer’s disease.

“In semantic dementia, the development pattern was very clear: a change in food preference developed initially, followed by appetite increase and altered eating habits, other oral behaviours, and finally swallowing problems.

“The first symptom was altered eating habits or appetite increase.

“In Alzheimer’s disease, the pattern was not clear although swallowing problems developed in relatively early stages.”


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