Professional Home Care Can Help Control A Dementia Patient's Pica Behavior
You thought you could continue caring for your elderly parent at home, even though they have a certain level of dementia and you can't always be supervising. Recently, a new problem has developed, which you would not have discovered except that your parent became physically ill. Apparently this individual is eating substances that aren't technically food. Craving for non-food items is medically known as pica. Is there any way to manage this problem at home or is a nursing home inevitable now?