Many people with dementia experience sudden changes in eating habits and crave unhealthy foods rich and dense with flavor or sugar. Taste buds are connected to the nerves in the brain, and when these nerves are affected, they can cause a bad taste in the mouth.
Taste buds also diminish as dementia and Alzheimer’s progress. People with dementia do not taste food or experience flavor like they once did, leading to appetite changes. Another issue may be feeling overwhelmed with food choices or even forgetting to eat.
The Alzheimer’s Association defines dementia as a general term for loss of memory, language, problem-solving, and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia.
Dementia is not a single disease; it’s a broad term — like heart disease — that covers a wide range of specific medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, some causes of a poor appetite may be:
While it is essential for everyone to receive adequate nutrition, those with dementia have an added layer of care. This is not to say they need a specific diet, just extra attention.
Here are some tips to promote optimal health for those with dementia:
Our taste buds are connected to nerves in the brain; when these nerves are affected, it can cause a bad, bitter, unusual, or metallic taste in the mouth.
Some home remedies can also help with a metallic taste, but these do not provide immediate relief and may take weeks to see the slightest results. MetaQil is an oral rinse scientifically designed to alleviate metallic taste symptoms.
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If you are looking for a unique and effective metallic taste solution MetaQil is your best choice. MetaQil is a one-of-a-kind oral rinse scientifically formulated to help alleviate metallic taste symptoms. Consistent use of MetaQil rinse cools the mouth, providing instant, long-lasting comfort and fresh breath to those afflicted by taste disorders.
Some causes are chemotherapy or radiation, medications, GERD (chronic acid reflux), and other medical conditions, such as central nervous system disorders. MetaQil helps you return to eating healthy, nutritious foods and improves your quality of life.
MetaQil is the #1 solution for symptomatic relief of metallic taste. MetaQil’s scientifically designed formula alleviates metallic taste caused by chemotherapy, GERD, and various medications.
MetaQil gently cools the mouth and provides instant, long-lasting relief from metallic taste symptoms. It has a mild flavor and does not “sting” the mouth like an everyday mouthwash. Regular use of MetaQil can help patients return to healthy eating and adequate nutrient intake.
For best results, use approximately 5 ml (one teaspoon) of MetaQil®, rinse for 30 seconds, and spit out. MetaQil can be used on an as-needed basis. Use alone or after each time you brush your teeth
Important: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your physician before using MetaQil. Do not use MetaQil if you are taking any medications that are contraindicated with the product. Please consult with your physician if you have any concerns regarding the use of this product. Keep out of reach of children.
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