•Pureed foods .. If your loved one will eat pureed foods, that's great...I haven't seen much enthusiasm for them. In fact, I've seen grimaces, heard comments about "baby food," and seen lots of refusals, including spitting... rather offer a power house full of nutrition in the form of a smoothie that will be consumed than offer standard pureed foods that will be rejected.
• Look for cookbooks with recipes that teach you how to "hide" nutrition in sweets and other preferred foods.
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Healthy food fast : ways to get more fruit and vegies into your day
Australia. Dept. of Health
Health authorities agree that eating more fruit and vegies may be the single most important dietary change needed to improve health and reduce the risk of disease. This book shows how to get the recommended 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegies each day.
Brain food : the essential guide to boosting your brain power
Eating the right foods can dramatically improve the performance of your brain and help you to think quicker, have a clearer memory and maintain a brighter outlook. This book contains 50 nutritious recipes to boost memory power, reduce stress and beat depression.
Adding life to your years : the cookbook
This concise, 63 page colour book contains a range of easy to prepare recipes, meal and snack ideas when catering for one or two people. The book also contains valuable information about choosing a balanced diet, food hygiene and economical shopping for a well stocked, healthy pantry. Additional information is provided about maintaining general good health with advice on physical activity, alcohol consumption and diabetes.
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!
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.
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!
"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."