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Could Dementia Be Changing The Way You Taste?

Could Dementia Be Changing the way you Taste?

Many people with dementia experience sudden changes in eating habits and crave unhealthy foods that are rich and dense with flavor or sugar. Taste buds are connected to the nerves in the brain, and when these nerves are affected, it 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, which can lead to appetite changes.

What is Dementia?

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 an overall term — like heart disease — that covers a wide range of specific medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease.

How to manage cravings for dementia patients?

lean meats and proteins

Eat protein

Eat protein, if it’s tough to chew meat, try eggs or yogurt.

Fresh Vegetables

Sneak in veggies

Sneak in vegetables by adding in a multivitamin or add them to a shake.

Older man eating soup

Eat in a quiet place

Eat in a quiet and calm room with limited distractions so the patient can focus on eating.

eldery couple at dinner party

Eat meals together

Eat meals together to increase the likelihood that the patient will eat the healthy meal provided.


Smaller pieces

Cut food into smaller pieces to make eating easier.

How Can MetaQil Metallic Taste Rinse Help Dementia Patients?

Our taste buds are connected to nerves in the brain and when these nerves are affected it can cause a bad, bitter, or metallic taste in the mouth. A person who is suffering from metallic taste may be using firsthand remedies such as oral rinse, gum, or lozenges, but eventually metallic symptoms may come back, and they will not get any relief from metallic taste. Some home remedies can also help with 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 immediately alleviate Metallic Taste Symptoms.

MetaQil is a proud supporter of the Alzheimer's Association!

MetaQil along with You First Services Inc and Lubricity are proud supporters of Alzheimer’s Association. In the month of September, World Alzheimer’s Month, MetaQil and Lubricity will be donating 30% of all full-priced orders to Alzheimer’s Association, The Longest Day Program. MetaQil and Lubricity are also happy to be a part of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s happening on September 18th in Buffalo, NY. Help us to support Alzheimer’s Association by donating to the organization and/or sharing their upcoming Walks. 

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Why choose MetaQil?

If you are looking for a simple, natural, and effective metallic taste solutions, MetaQil is your best choice. MetaQil is an innovative oral rinse scientifically designed to help alleviate metallic taste symptoms. Regular use of our innovative rinse cools the mouth, providing long-lasting comfort and fresh breath to those afflicted by taste disorders due to chemotherapy or radiation, medications, GERDs (acid reflux), and other medical conditions. MetaQil helps you return to eating healthy, nutritious foods and improves your quality of life. Our 2 oz. bottle is perfect for traveling or when you are on the go and is TSA approved.

85% of participants in a clinical study preferred MetaQil as remedy for metallic taste

MetaQil #1 Metallic Taste Oral Rinse

MetaQil is the #1 solution for symptomatic relief of metallic taste. MetaQil’s scientifically designed formula alleviates metallic taste caused by chemotherapy, GERD, and a variety of 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 every-day mouthwash. Regular use of MetaQil can help patients return to healthy eating and adequate nutrient intake.

How to use MetaQil?

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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