Dementia And Dysphagia
Chewing and swallowing difficulties (known as Dysphagia) can often occur in people with dementia as the condition progresses.
It is important that a person living with dementia has a good diet and eats well. This will help to maintain both physical and mental wellbeing, and will prevent weight loss and malnutrition.
We have worked hard to develop a range of nutritionally balanced meals to help people with swallowing difficulties eat more easily and enjoy their food again.
Our Extra Tender meals are perfect for anyone who has trouble chewing as we’ve prepared the meals with small and tender pieces of meat and vegetables that are easy to eat.
Our Soft Meals require little chewing but are full of flavour. We have taken particular care to create colourful and visually appealing meals to help encourage appetite.
Our Shaped Puréed meals are a thick purée but have been shaped to provide a natural appearance after cooking – these provide an ideal alternative to blending meals at home.
Although there are no cures yet for the diseases that cause dementia, certain treatments can slow the progression and alleviate the symptoms. If you have any concerns about whether you or a loved one is suffering from dementia, you should consult your doctor to get a diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Dementia UK and Dementia Friends provide a lot of useful information on dementia and living with dementia.