A good mealtime experience can have a positive impact on a person living with dementia. By making the environment calm, relaxing and as appealing to the person as possible you can help aid hydration and nutrition.

Think about what environment your patients/residents usually like to eat in.

Getting people to eat well is not only determined by serving good food, carefully designed environments that use contrasting colours, murals, and have a clear definition between different surfaces can offer a more enjoyable dining experience that results in residents/patients eating and drinking more.

Take a look at how Find has helped Tonbridge Cottage Hospital create a dining experience for all.

Tonbridge Cottage Hospital now has a stunning 1950’s vintage tearoom. The official opening of the tearoom took place on Monday 27th September by the Mayor of Tonbridge, and Malling Councillor Roger Roud and the Mayoress Pam Roud.

Find have been working alongside the team at Tonbridge Hospital to help create a tearoom that has been specifically designed to promote reminiscence, nostalgia and aid hydration and nutrition. With the use of murals, furniture and vintage crockery, the tearoom is suitable for all patients, especially those living with dementia.

Since opening the feedback has been very positive from both patients and visitors.