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Person Living With Dementia

Food Recipes

Food for Thought: Live Well, Eat Well, Think Well Recipe cards were developed in collaboration between the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and the dieticians from Khoo Teck Puat Hospital to encourage seniors to adopt a diet that promotes brain health and healthy living. These recipes have been adapted from diets which have been researched [...] Read More

Member of a Community or Corporation

Food Recipes

Food for Thought: Live Well, Eat Well, Think Well Recipe cards were developed in collaboration between the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and the dieticians from Khoo Teck Puat Hospital to encourage seniors to adopt a diet that promotes brain health and healthy living. These recipes have been adapted from diets which have been researched [...] Read More

Care Professional

Undernutrition & Weight Loss

Undernutrition and weight loss are prevalent issues worldwide amongst persons living with dementia, often worsening as dementia progresses. 20 to 45% of persons living with dementia living in the community (outside institutions such as nursing homes) experience significant weight loss over a one-year period, while up to 50% of those residing in care homes have [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Undernutrition & Weight Loss

Undernutrition and weight loss are prevalent issues worldwide amongst persons living with dementia, often worsening as dementia progresses. 20 to 45% of persons living with dementia living in the community (outside institutions such as nursing homes) experience significant weight loss over a one-year period, while up to 50% of those residing in care homes have [...] Read More

Care Professional

Nutrition & Hydration

As dementia progresses, a person may lose weight and suffer from undernutrition due to reduced appetite, declining cognitive function and behavioural changes. Eating a balanced diet and drinking sufficient fluids are important to maintain physical and mental well-being. Any physical illness can make a difference to a person’s ability to cope. It may also make [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Nutrition & Hydration

As dementia progresses, a person may lose weight and suffer from undernutrition due to reduced appetite, declining cognitive function and behavioural changes. Eating a balanced diet and drinking sufficient fluids are important to maintain physical and mental well-being. Any physical illness can make a difference to a person’s ability to cope. It may also make [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Improving Eating Environment & Appetite

How Can You Improve the Eating Environment? While it is essential to pay attention to the nutritional aspects of a meal by providing regular, healthy and balanced meals, another important aspect of meals for persons living with dementia is the eating environment. As eating is a social activity, creating a comfortable dining atmosphere can help [...] Read More

Care Professional

Improving Eating Environment & Appetite

How Can You Improve the Eating Environment? While it is essential to pay attention to the nutritional aspects of a meal by providing regular, healthy and balanced meals, another important aspect of meals for persons living with dementia is the eating environment. As eating is a social activity, creating a comfortable dining atmosphere can help [...] Read More

Care Professional

Food Recipes

Food for Thought: Live Well, Eat Well, Think Well Recipe cards were developed in collaboration between the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and the dieticians from Khoo Teck Puat Hospital to encourage seniors to adopt a diet that promotes brain health and healthy living. These recipes have been adapted from diets which have been researched [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Food Recipes

Food for Thought: Live Well, Eat Well, Think Well Recipe cards were developed in collaboration between the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and the dieticians from Khoo Teck Puat Hospital to encourage seniors to adopt a diet that promotes brain health and healthy living. These recipes have been adapted from diets which have been researched [...] Read More

Care Professional

Additional Resources on Food & Diet

Institutions and organisations around the world have developed booklets and guides to support care partners of persons living with dementia, by addressing matters related to eating, diets and nutrition. Here are some of these booklets and guides: 1. The Alzheimer’s Disease International published a report in 2014 titled Nutrition and Dementia , which investigated how [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Additional Resources on Food & Diet

Institutions and organisations around the world have developed booklets and guides to support care partners of persons living with dementia, by addressing matters related to eating, diets and nutrition. Here are some of these booklets and guides: 1. The Alzheimer’s Disease International published a report in 2014 titled Nutrition and Dementia , which investigated how [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Mealtime Behaviours

Persons living with dementia may sometimes refuse to eat. They may become angry, agitated, or challenging to feed during mealtimes. This can happen for a variety of reasons: • Disliking the food • Feeling rushed • Feeling uncomfortable with people or the environment • Feeling frustrated with the difficulties they are having It can be [...] Read More

Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Swallowing Difficulties & Soft Diets

Difficulties With Swallowing In the later stages of dementia, a person living with dementia can develop severe difficulties with swallowing. Changes in parts of the brain that control swallowing may affect and weaken the muscles involved, affecting various parts of the eating process. As a result, the person living with dementia may not maintain sufficient [...] Read More

Care Professional

Mealtime Behaviours

Persons living with dementia may sometimes refuse to eat. They may become angry, agitated, or challenging to feed during mealtimes. This can happen for a variety of reasons: • Disliking the food • Feeling rushed • Feeling uncomfortable with people or the environment • Feeling frustrated with the difficulties they are having It can be [...] Read More

Care Professional

Swallowing Difficulties & Soft Diets

Difficulties With Swallowing In the later stages of dementia, a person living with dementia can develop severe difficulties with swallowing. Changes in parts of the brain that control swallowing may affect and weaken the muscles involved, affecting various parts of the eating process. As a result, the person living with dementia may not maintain sufficient [...] Read More
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