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Eating & Drinking
Making mealtimes an enjoyable experience
 
Mealtimes are an important part of the daily routine and people with dementia, like everybody else, need to have an enjoyable, stress free experience when they sit down to eat.
 
Good nutrition and hydration are essential for health and well-being, but eating habits can change with dementia. For example, people may find it difficult to hold a knife and fork properly so that eating a meal becomes a messy experience. Drinks too are more easily spilt and large handled or non-spill cups may prove a helpful aid. Clothing protectors can offer a practical solution to untidy eating.
 
The way that the table is set out can also contribute to a more pleasurable experience. Colour has an important part to play as, for example, contrasting colours for the crockery, plates and table cloths can all help to focus attention on the meal itself. 
 
We have a range of products which can promote confidence, prolong independence and counteract some of the problems a person may develop with eating and drinking. However, if someone is losing weight or having problems eating, we always recommend that a doctor should be consulted at the earliest opportunity.

Eating & Drinking

Trolleys

Trolleys

A person with dementia at risk of falls or with reduced hand function should use a trolley to move food, drinks and other items safely around the home.

Trays

Trays

Use a specially designed tray to carry food, drink and other household items safely.

Kitchen Aids

Kitchen Aids

Opening tins or jars can be a problem, while handling hot saucepans and kettles is a potential safety hazard if  dexterity is limited. The right aids can make working in the kitchen easier and safer.

Eating

Eating

Eating properly is essential to everyone’s wellbeing and good health and mealtimes should be enjoyable. We offer a range of attractive yet durable tableware that helps with some of the problems a person may develop with eating.

Drinking

Drinking

It is important to encourage regular drinking to prevent dehydration and help to reduce the risk of falls.  We offer a range of items that can help an individual continue to drink independently and minimise spillage.

Cutlery

Cutlery

Cutlery with thicker handles is easier to grasp, while other stylish and practical designs make eating easier for people with limited hand wrist and arm movements.