Why Use Our Unbreakable Dinner Plate
Everyone needs a healthy level of nutrition and hydration but for people who live with dementia it is vital. Because insufficient nutrition and hydration levels lead to weight loss and dehydration. Other problems include exhaustion, loss of muscle strength and greater risk for infection and illness. Additionally, the symptoms of dementia can get significantly worse when a lack of nutrients causes increased confusion and difficulties with memory. For this reason Find developed the Unbreakable Dining Plate to encourage food intake and independence.
Challenges For People With Dementia
One of the main challenges people with dementia face is issues with eating and drinking. Because as dementia progresses and co-ordination declines it can be a struggle to get a person with dementia to get enough food and fluids.
The Dining Plate’ s colour has also been specifically designed after years of research by ourselves to stimulate interest in food (If the food is too close to the colour palette of the plate, someone with dementia may struggle to distinguish the contrast between the two and not realise there is food to be eaten) which in turn increases nutritional intake and reduces waste.
Restoring Dignity With Our Unbreakable Dinner Plate
Our Find Dining Dinner Plate resembles “the real thing” allowing users to enjoy a meal without worrying about spills and breaks. A result, our Find Dining Dinner Plate restores dignity to those who have difficulty eating.
For more information regarding nutrition take a look at this article from the social care institute