The accompanying CD-rom contains 30 printable colour cards highlighting the main issues with regards to eating and drinking.
This pack has been designed by a multidisciplinary team from Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The work was inspired by concern for a man with Down’s syndrome and dementia who was being fed a soft diet, and the need to ensure that eating and drinking remained a safe and enjoyable experience for him.
Using a familiar activity such as meal preparation and eating together as a starting point, we can share useful strategies for families living with dementia to make the overall caring experience less stressful. This ultimately improves the overall quality of life of everyone involved – the person with dementia and their loved ones.
The Happy Eating Project has addressed a clearly identified need for relevant and culturally-appropriate information about dementia in Victorian communities. Its implications are far reaching beyond the scope of “mealtimes” and the families and individuals that piloted the program.
*English speaking families.
*Italian speaking families.
*Macedonian speaking families
*Greek speaking families.
This program has the capacity to positively impact the lives of families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds across Australia who have a family member living with dementia.