Living With Alzheimer's: Why Caregivers Should Pay Attention to Mealtime

March 26, 2015 9:32 PM

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Living With Alzheimer's: Why Caregivers Should Pay Attention to Mealtime

Food. It's something we all enjoy. But imagine that you can no longer recognize when you're feeling hungry or thirsty. What would it be like if you had just eaten a full meal, and then within a few minutes you were looking for food again because you forgot you just ate? Beyond appetite, how would you feel if you lost the ability to control your fork or no longer knew the purpose of a dining utensil?

1. Accommodate Personal Preferences Those with memory loss find comfort and security in the familiar, so get to know personal favorites and serve their preferred foods. The Alzheimer's Association recommends offering foods that were enjoyed in the past, while keeping in mind that a person with demen...

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