Alzheimer's Society guide to catering for people with dementia

This comprehensive resource includes helpful guidance on addressing issues related to eating and drinking for people with dementia.

When you are catering for people with dementia, there can be a variety of challenges to overcome around eating and drinking. These can include attitude to mealtimes, poor appetite, impaired cognitive ability and communication, as well as changes in the enjoyment of food.

This book gives information on the roles of different foods, vitamins and minerals. It provides many tips and ideas for successful catering and looks at solutions for swallowing difficulties, poor appetite and weight loss.

Contents of the book are as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Meals and menus
  • Eating well
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Fats and oils
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Drinks and hydration
  • Taste and flavour
  • Presentation
  • Finger food
  • Swallowing and chewing
  • Diabetes
  • Menu choice
  • Making it work
  • References
  • Resources and useful organisations

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The booklet is available from our online shop for £7.50 + postage and packaging. For bulk orders, email [email protected] stating your requirements.

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