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Caring for a senior loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease requires figuring out how to overcome unique challenges. One is making mealtime go smoothly. For example, an adult with Alzheimer’s might have trouble manipulating silverware or staying focused on tasks associated with eating.
Identifying challenges and developing strategies to work around them are key to helping an older adult with Alzheimer’s maintain healthy nutrition.
Common Mealtime Struggles for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease
A few mealtime struggles common among people with Alzheimer’s disease include:
Promoting Mealtime Success for Adults with Alzheimer’s
Fortunately, there are ways you can structure the environment and menu to allow a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease to feel successful, including:
At Sunrise communities, we understand the value of good nutrition and strive to help seniors learn more about it, too. Our Senior Eats articles are filled with helpful resources ranging from using aromatherapy to stimulate appetite to planning healthy meals for one. We hope you will read and share them with friends!