This week is Nutrition and Hydration week 2021 – an annual event sharing good nutrition and hydration practices, and as one of my passions is helping to share my knowledge and help care managers improve their mealtime experience for the ladies and gents they support, we have rounded up some of our most well-read and subject relevant articles to share with you, I hope you find them valuable.
My first choice article is a very personal account of caring for my Mum living at home with vascular dementia for 6 years, and the transformation I was able to achieve with her eating and drinking and then wanting to share this with others
The second article was written in response to many people asking me for resources around hydration, so I researched and published “Getting the measure of hydration” to share information, best practice, and the latest hydration hacks
And my final choice explores complex interactions with the mealtime environment which people living with dementia experience, which added to other eating difficulties that can prevent nutritional intake, and highlights top suggestions to improve the dining experience
For everyone out there who cares for a person/people living with dementia, I want you to know, I see you and I hear you, I have walked a mile in your shoes and I understand your challenges.
I have written a free resource guide to help you, to share my knowledge, to share what I learned and what works, you can download it here
And in recognition of N&H Week, I am offering 10 half-hour discovery calls for anyone who would like to discuss their challenges supporting people living with dementia to eat well, and hopefully offer some advice and pointers.