Eating & Drinking
MEALTIMES ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE DAILY ROUTINE
AND PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA NEED AN ENJOYABLE, STRESS FREE EXPERIENCE
It’s important for a person living with dementia or Alzheimer’s to eat well and drink well. Coloured crockery, for example, is easier for them to see and dementia friendly plates and bowls with wide rims are more practical and reduce the risk of spillage.
Research by Boston University in 2004 concluded that advanced Alzheimer’s patients struggle to process visual data - like contrast and depth perception when eating off standard white plates. Food intake increases by up to 25% and liquid intake increases by up to 83% when high-contrast tableware is used.
For those with frail hands or arthritis two handled cups are easier to drink from. These and other practical dementia aids can promote confidence, encourage independence and tackle common eating and drinking problems.
WHICH PRODUCTS HELP WITH EATING AND DRINKING FOR SOMEONE WITH DEMENTIA?
Good nutrition and hydration are essential for health and wellbeing, but eating habits can change with dementia. We offer a range of attractive yet durable tableware that helps with some of the problems a person may develop with eating. Take a look at our article for more advice.