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25 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
People with dementia can literally forget to eat and drink, especially because many AD patients experience decreased appetite and interest in food.
On the other hand, others forget that they've already eaten and, as a result, eat lunch or dinner multiple times a day. Oddly enough, it's not unusual for a person with AD to develop new favorite foods and suddenly dislike foods he or she previously loved.
Additionally, the person may lose the ability to tell if a food or beverage is too hot to eat or drink, forget to chew slowly and swallow, or not remember how to use eating utensils and revert to eating with their fingers.
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