Sep 6, 2015

How to EatWell - Plates and Utensils Designed for Dementia Patients

How to get a person living with Alzheimer's to eat more food is one of the biggest challenges we face as caregivers.

And now, thanks to the loving care, determination, and innovation of Sha Yao there is a solution to address the eating problem.

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The Inspiration Behind the Development of  Eatwell Plates and Utensils

Excerpt from Sha Yao and the Eatwell website.
I was inspired by my late grandmother who had Alzheimer’s disease. 
As her caregiver, I know the role of caregiving is not a simple one. Once people get Alzheimer’s, they will need all kinds of assistance in their daily lives. As the disease progresses and worsens for people with Alzheimer’s, the load the caregivers have to carry becomes heavier. 
Every time I looked at my grandmother, I wish I could have done something to help her. I believe there are many ways to improve the quality of life of our loved ones with progressive Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the lives of their caregivers. 
Eating should be a simple task for most people. However, the cognitive and various sensory impairments of Alzheimer’s may result in a variety of eating problems. I realized there were many people who have the same problems as my grandma. They often ate less than they should, and accidents with spilled food and tipped cups were common.


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