holiday meals
holiday meals
By Andy Ratana, 9:50 pm on December 3, 2017

Ways caregivers can approach the holidays when their loved one has dementia Providing dementia care is mentally, physically and emotionally challenging. Coupled with the stress to plan, shop, decorate and prepare for the holidays, caregivers often feel overwhelmed as they learn how to care for a parent with dementia. Keep…

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By Andy Ratana, 5:33 pm on June 19, 2016

Promoting good nutrition supports mental well-being, energy levels and better health and is an important part of Alzheimer’s and dementia care. In our continuous pursuit to share educational resources for those providing care to individuals experiencing dementia, we’ve created 8 useful tips that may help with meal time preparation for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Sensory consideration. When preparing a table setting, attempt to create a soothing atmosphere. It is best to limit distractions during meal time and create a calming atmosphere while eating. Agitation may be minimized by using a tablecloth with a solid color and eliminating table patterns. Eating as a…

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