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Let's Talk about Dementia

Food and drinks, a social activity

Food and fluids are a basic human need. However they are much more than this.  Food and drinks are often involved when we socialise with friends and family. We use them to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays and weddings or other key events in our lives.  What we choose to eat and drink also helps us to express our beliefs and who we are as individuals.  Providing food and drink to others can also be a way of showing hospitality to others or that we care.

So how can dementia affect what you eat and drink? 

Activities that had previously been second nature can often become more challenging such as cooking and shopping and even eating itself when you have dementia.  This can be frustrating and at times upsetting.  However there are plenty of things you can do to make sure you keep…

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