Positive Attitudes towards Food-related Dementia

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Positive Attitudes towards Food-related Dementia

Food has been described as important to a person’s identification and culture, as well as providing a strong link to social interactions and psychological well-being . Interacting with others during food related activities, for example food preparation, enables people to maintain relationships and in turn creates meaning to a person and brings a sense of enjoyment and pleasure. Food-related activities can play a positive role in dementia care. However, dementia progression affects cognitive and behavioural functions, particularly in food-related activities and health care providers struggle to maintain this source of enjoyment for people with dementia . As food-related activities have been found to be an enjoyable part of caring this area needs to be discussed in order to find ways of maintaining this pleasure.


Citation: Papachristou I, Hickey G (2015) Positive Attitudes towards Food-related Dementia Care for the Caregiver and Person with Dementia. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 4: 238.

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