Catering for dementia with confidence
Welcome to our new resources and support to help you create inspiring meal times for residents with dementia.
Dementia is a word used to describe a group of symptoms, including memory loss, confusion, mood changes and difficulty with day-to-day tasks. It’s more likely to occur as we age, with an estimated 70% of residents in care affected by the disease.
This guide contains top tips, ideas recipes and products to support you.
The reduction in cognitive function caused by dementia can make eating and meal occasions difficult and it can be challenging to serve the right food in the appropriate way. Some top risks and challenges include:
- Risk of malnutrition
- Not recognising food
- Resisting being fed
- Limited manual dexterity
- Change in temperament
Three finger food recipes
Finger foods are an ideal way to help residents maintain their independence, dignity, and a daily routine.
Take a look at our selection of brand new recipes.
Disclaimer: These guides are not intended to replace individual care plans or substitute the advice of health professionals such as a doctor or dietician. If you are in any doubt, please consult a qualified appropriate medical professional.