My elderly Father, who’s 96 and diagnosed with vascular dementia, although mild in my opinion with his limitations due to his age and frailty rather than his condition.
However, he’s eating everything (food) that I cant hide, thus everything that has to go in the fridge.
It’s only since this coronavirus lockdown that I’ve had to remain at my Fathers house throughout and due to the online delivery restrictions and availability; I can’t keep up but even prior to the Coronavirus issue, I was forever visiting the shops, 3 or 4 times per week just for my Father.
When my Father use to accompany me to the supermarket, he would moan and grumble about the cost and the amount being bought.
I use to buy only Two 4 pint containers or Milk and One 6 pack of Toilets Rolls (amongst other things,) which would normally be sufficient and last maybe 10 days; where as recently, my Father has been consuming 24 pints of milk and using 18 Toilet Rolls within 7 days.
The most recent shopping delivery which only arrived on Friday evening: all items stored in the fridge have gone (by Saturday), 8 Custard Tarts, One large Apple Pie, Two large Tins or Evaporated Milk, 8 Pints of Milk, 2 Tins of Peaches, plus 5 Bananas and 5 Toilet Rolls ?
All other Food stuff, I have to hide in the spare bedroom, otherwise, he’ll just eat it within days, sometimes within hours, until its gone and with no regard.
My Father, has never been over weight and has alway been fit, active and healthy, currently weighing 8½ stone; even now, he’s still very agile for his age.
I assume forum members may have experienced similar and can offer suggestions of what I can do to resolve this or at least make things easier.
The more I buy, especially the milk, the more and quicker my Father is using it.