July 08, 2016

delicious recipes for the all stages of dementia ...

if you would like to borrow  this book please email nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au

Don't give me eggs that bounce : 118 cracking recipes for people with Alzheimer's

WITH sumptuous recipes, a laudable philosophy and a provocative title, Don’t give me eggs that bounce is not your average cookbook.
Developed by four passionate employees of Hammondville’s aged care service Hammondcare, the recipe book is a resource for carers of those with dementia.
media_cameraChicken and corn soup with herb butter.
Dietician Emily Colombage said the cookbook ­resulted in response to a need she and her colleagues felt was unfulfilled.
“Eating can become very difficult and challenging for people living with dementia,” she said.
media_cameraSteamed barramundi with ratatouille.
“This is a resource for carers of people living with dementia, to give them some really inspirational recipes and ­information about food.
“There are a couple of other things like this but nothing recent, nothing that has beautiful pictures and nothing that looks like a normal cookbook.”
media_cameraDuck sausages with brasied lentils.
The 252-page compendium is splashed with colour and mouth-watering pictures, complete with an ­introduction by Maggie Beer.
media_cameraCelebrity chef Maggie Beer.

 It's all about how to make mealtimes a pleasurable, social and safe experience in the context of dementia, ageing, swallowing difficulties and texture-modified diets.
Carers are especially supported with time saving techniques, easy options and a special chapter on caring for the carer, along with lists of support organisations and resources.        

Easy to read chapters provide advice on nutrition for older people, successful mealtimes for people with dementia, understanding swallowing difficulties and how to prepare and present appetising and nutritious meals, including texture-modified food and drinks.
The delicious recipes cover all the main meals of the day, as well as dessert, beverages and mid meals which are especially important for older people and those living with dementia who often cannot eat a larger meal.

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