Dining with Dementia: How to Help Your Loved One Eat Safely

Meals are often the highlight of each day, when we can gather with family or friends to enjoy great food. However, for those living with dementia, declining cognitive functions can make mealtimes difficult. Changes in sense of taste and smell may cause decreased appetite, or mobility limitations could make it hard to use utensils. Even the actions of chewing and swallowing can be difficult for those with dementia.

Tips on How The Best Friends™ Approach Improves the Lives of Loved Ones with Memory Loss

Best Friends™ Memory Care: Improving the Lives of Loved Ones with Dementia

Tracy Byrne, MSSW, says, “Today, the leading residential memory care communities across the nation have created ‘best practice’ environments to provide loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia the latest in Memory Care services. These approaches assure that residents receive the best in care as well as a socially engaging lifestyle and a purposeful life.

The Best Friends™ Approach: Creating the Best Possible Days for Those with Dementia

The latest in research of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease suggests that caregivers do all they can to provide those with memory challenges with positive, life-affirming days.