Eating Well with Dementia Workshops - Helping Hand

Eating Well with Dementia Workshops

We’re pleased to be holding two workshops focusing on eating well as we get older. The workshops are suitable for those living with dementia and their carers.

Everyone knows that eating well is important especially as we get older. Did you know our body’s requirements for some nutrients actually increases from when we were younger? Dementia Australia recommends obtaining nutrition advice from a dietitian if you have concerns. Our dietitians are skilled health professionals who have undertaken additional studies in dementia.

We have two different sessions being offered to those living with dementia and their carers. They are run by Helping Hand’s dietitian and full of advice and strategies on eating well.  The group size is small and they are relaxed sessions sitting around a kitchen table. You can choose which workshop you would like to attend, or you are welcome to attend both.

Session 1: Monday 25 November 2019, 11:00am
Topics covered include: learning about nutrition and supplements for dementia, eating well & staying hydrated, lack of interest or forgetting to eat or drink, loss of appetite, trialing meal service providers, food safety at home

Session 2: Thursday 28 November 2019, 11:00am
Topics covered include: lack of interest in eating or drinking, taste preference changes, loss of appetite, weight loss, swallowing difficulties, forgetting how to chew or swallow, not recognising foods or drinks, using adapted cutlery or other strategies, making mealtimes easier, carer concerns on eating well.

Both workshops are run at our respite cottage Styles House, located at 16 Tregenza Avenue, Elizabeth South SA 5112, and are available to those with a Home Care Package, or those who would like to attend as a private fee-for-service client.

Please contact us on 1300 444 663 for more information and to book in to one or both of the workshops.

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