Eating and drinking: Information for family and friends as dementia progresses
Difficulties with eating and drinking are common among people with dementia. There may be changes in perceptions of food including altered taste and smell of food, which may make them undesirable to the individual.
One of the most common and distressing symptoms for carers is difficulty eating and drinking due to swallowing problems. Carers remain uncertain about how to best manage these challenges.
Below is a booklet for family carers providing information about eating and drinking throughout dementia, including top tips and strategies.
This booklet will also be helpful for professionals working with people living with dementia.
Access the booklet via the button below. The booklet can be downloaded, saved and printed.