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Sensory Towels

Sensory Towels

Jo Bozin explains how a simple award-winning aromatherapy program has improved the mealtime experience for residents and staff in one Melbourne residential facility While working mornings and early afternoons at Bupa Thomastown in February 2011, I noticed a lot of uneaten food returning to the kitchen after lunchtimes. Eating is an integral part of everyone’s… Continue Reading

Food for thought: Facilitating independence with finger foods

Food for thought: Facilitating independence with finger foods

  Dietician Denise Burbidge discusses finger foods as a flexible, dignified meal option for people with moderate to severe dementia Aged care workers and people caring for a loved one with dementia know that a nutritious, balanced diet is vital in maintaining body weight, hydration and general well-being. However, achieving a balanced diet for people with dementia… Continue Reading