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As people age, even simple, involuntary actions such as enjoying a meal can become a challenge in many ways. Some seniors no longer recognize when they are hungry or thirsty, while others might sit down to a meal and not recognize the purpose of the dining utensils at their place setting.
In her latest Huffington Post article, Rita Altman, Senior Vice President of Memory Care and Programming at Sunrise, shares a number of ways family members and caregivers can create a successful and enjoyable mealtime for a senior.
Here tips include methods for accommodating personal preferences, preserving your loved one’s dignity, helping him or her adapt to the environment, ways to promote independence at mealtime and recommended food modifications. Click here to read her tips and Bon Appétit!