Getting a person with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia to eat enough may be a challenge in some cases. Some of these tips may help you.
Some people may have vision or motor problems that make using a spoon or fork difficult. Serve food that can be easily eaten, such as finger foods. Prepare foods the person likes and don't worry too much about how the food is eaten.
This includes healthy mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks.
The person may take longer to eat.
Serve meals in courses, one food at a time.
Uncomfortable dentures can make eating painful and keep the person from eating enough.
An example of a nutrition drink is Ensure. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for more information.
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