About the bookCooking for people with dementia Simple measures that simplify daily lifeFamily members and professional carers are often left to cope very much on their own when facing the changed eating behavior of people with dementia. This emotionally difficult situation can be worsened further when there is the underlying worry of undernourishment and dehydration.
This book will help shorten the carer’s learning process considerably and will also help prevent many a disappointment and setback for them and the elderly person they are caring for. The authors use sensitive and straightforward language to explain the eating behavior of people with dementia, giving tips and ideas on how the carers can create the best atmosphere for eating, attract the attention of the person concerned, whet their appetite and give them as much independence as possible.
Amazingly, these tips and ideas are often so simple. Whether the issues concern difficulties in swallowing or increased energy requirements, eating without a knife, fork or spoon, eating and drinking aids – all the aspects are dealt with in detail and are taken into account in the recipes. Attractive photographs of delicious looking and beautifully presented meals show that the fun-element of cooking is still alive.