August 10, 2016

It's always about the food!

 It's all about the food not the fork!
Everyone enjoys the fun and convenience of snacks and other easy to eat food.
But for some people these meals in a mouthful are a life-changer—especially if they can be eaten with your hands and are good for you as well. That’s where new cookbook It’s all about the food not the fork! 107 easy to eat meals in a mouthful comes in—no cutlery required!

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

Don’t give me eggs that bounce is not your average cookbook.
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.       

Bon appetit! : the joy of dining in long-term care

Focusing on principles of resident autonomy and person-centered care, this program provides opportunities for social interaction, activity programming, functional improvements, and sensory pleasures. Special attention is devoted to identifying the needs of people with dementia. Critical assessment tools and a complete training itinerary are among the invaluable aids you’ll find. Best of all, 72 ready-to-use recipes provide tasty, nutritious, and manageable alternatives to traditional institutional foods.
Low fat meals in minutes
Catering to modern lifestyles, these recipes involve a minimum of fuss to prepare and are low in fat, salt and sugar. Contents include stir-fries, barbecue marinades made in minutes, almost-vegetarian dishes, pastas and risottos, snacks, party foods, brunches and lunches.

Healthy food fast : ways to get more fruit and vegies into your day

Carers' recipe book : quick and easy meals
This recipe book was formulated for carers who, in their caring role, do not have much time to prepare quick and easy, healthy meals. Compiled by the staff of Great Lakes Neighbour Aid and Great Lakes Centre-Based Respite Service, the recipes have been donated by carers in the Great Lakes Shire and staff of Forster Home Flexi Care.

4 ingredients. 2. : [over 400 fast, fabulous & flavoursome recipes using 4 or fewer ingredients]
4 Ingredients 2 has over 400 new recipes all using the 4 Ingredients way of cooking; all recipes have 4 or fewer ingredients; all can be measured in terms of cup, teaspoon and tablespoon; the methodology is explained on average using 4 sentences and; all recipes use ingredients mostly found in your pantry or fridge already! 4 Ingredients was the biggest selling non-fiction book in the Australian market in 2007.
Dementia and nutrition in the home
Malnutrition in people with dementia a critical issue Malnutrition in people with dementia living at home is a critical issue which can have significant impacts on the person’s health and the course of the disease, yet it is given worryingly little attention and current aged care reforms could make the situation worse, new research has found.The discussion paper, Dementia and Nutrition in the Home, released today by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, has called on the Federal Government to urgently address the issue of dementia and malnutrition, while also funding information resources on nutrition for consumers and community-based aged care and support workers.
Alzheimer’s Australia NSW CEO The Hon. John Watkins AM said proper nutrition was a basic human right, however it was being overlooked in people with dementia living at home.
"Every person with dementia will have difficulty with nutrition at some point," Mr Watkins said...

"Because eating is such an ‘every day’ occurrence its importance is being overlooked, but if you are living with dementia it’s often the ‘every day’ things that matter most. Poor nutrition can lead to much worse outcomes in people with dementia who may, as a result of malnutrition, enter residential care earlier and require longer and more frequent hospital stays."

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