My husband (although still not diagnosed ) has difficulty eating. He enjoys food and does manage to eat most things, but really struggles. He has trouble with a spoon and fork, do I try to feed him many things he can just pick up of easily get on a fork in good size pieces. He has not choked with swallowing. I notice he seems to get a sandwich up to his mouth and hold it there a bit. Yesterday I was helping him eat somethings on a fork and observed that he seems to have trouble opening his mouth. I also have to encourage him to drink . He was occasionally choked a bit when drinking, but it is rare and minor.
His speech is clear and his voice as it always was. (Although softer ) , yet he rarely speaks . It's odd how sometimes he blurts out something very pertinent and clever , yet won't answer a simple question or reply to a loving grandchild. I think the loss of his communication is the loss of him. I is so lonely and sad and seems like we have lost so much of him already. I feel quilty, as I know he is in there . It is sad and frustrating .
Does anyone have any thoughts regarding his eating problems .