8 Practical Tips to Help Someone with Dementia Eat More

8 Practical Tips to Help Someone with Dementia Eat More

People living with Alzheimer’s or dementia often eat less than they used to.  Reasons for this may include problems with chewing, swallowing or digesting food.  We have compiled a list here of 8 practical tips for helping someone with dementia to eat more.

Sometimes people just lose interest in food. This can happen for a long list of reasons including loss of taste, the ability to smell, memory loss, and thinking they have already eaten.  Certain medications can also affect appetite.

Eating is affected as the disease progresses and ensuring someone living with dementia eats a nutritious meal, or to eat enough, can become a real practical and emotional issue for the carer.  For ideas of how to help, according to agespace, CLICK HERE