Eating well when you have dementia

A good diet is vital if you’re living with dementia. It means you can stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible and enjoy life to the fullest. But what does a healthy diet actually look like if you have dementia, and how do you go about getting it?  In this blog the author takes a look at some of the issues you might need to consider, including getting a balanced diet, chewing and swallowing, meal-times and more.

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In another article shared by the Alzheimer’s Association, contributing writer Patricia Corrigan shares tips for caregivers who are helping loved ones stay healthy when eating becomes challenging.  She describes that the first step is to identify the cause of a poor appetite.  At the Caring for the Caregiver program Learning Skills Together workshop, we discuss issues related to swallowing, nutrition, and communication, all key elements in identifying issues related to poor eating.

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