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Why do elderly people keep hard candy in their purses and pockets?

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  • 2 months ago
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    They may get a dry mouth or dry cough or need a sugar boost at times. 

    (That's why I do it, anyway) 

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  • 1 month ago

    I don't myself. And I don't know anybody else who does.

    I think this may be a troll question too.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    To suck when their mouth is dry. We make less saliva as we age so any kind of hard sweet (that will last for a long time), and create saliva, is beneficial.

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  • Frank
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    1 month ago

    I think it could be for 2 reasons.  1. Incase we need something to moisten our mouth during the day or 2. Incase we bump into a friend or relative with kids and we wish to give them a sweet (candy where you are).

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  • 2 months ago

    Hard candy doesn't melt, chocolate does.

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  • reme_1
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Probably because seniors take so much medication that it dries up their mouths.

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  • ted
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    We like to eat candy.  I always carry hard candy when I was in my 20's and 30's.  I am now 70-years-old, and I still carry hard candy whenever I leave my home. 

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  • 2 months ago

    I'm 86 and I don't and I don't know anybody who does.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They never know when the opportunity may arise to bang a young filly. Over 18 of course.

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