Eating and drinking

9. Meal preparation

Keeping people involved in preparing food and drink can help them to maintain certain skills, and to stay interested in food and drink. You could break down preparation into individual tasks, for example preparing the vegetables or buttering bread. It's important for the person with dementia to do as much as they can for themselves. If the person has carers coming in, they may be able to help with the shopping or preparing the food. Online ordering and delivery may be a good way to make sure there is fresh food in the house.