How to Get Someone with Dementia to Eat: 8 Expert Tips

When seniors with dementia won’t eat

What can you do when your older adult loses interest in eating?

For seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia, this could be caused by a variety of factors, including loss of taste or smell, distractions, too many food choices, or having trouble with utensils.

Of course, you’re trying to make sure they eat enough to maintain their health. This can make mealtime frustrating or unpleasant for both your older adult and you.


8 tips to make mealtimes easier for seniors with dementia

We found a helpful infographic from the Alzheimer’s Association with 8 tips to simplify mealtime.

Their expert advice increases the chances that your older adult will eat by reducing distractions, making it easier to see the food, and creating an enjoyable event.

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By DailyCaring Editorial Team
Source: Alzheimer’s Association
Image: Alzheimer’s Association NorCal,

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