Dedicated to my dear wife, who is still - recognisably and remarkably - the same person I have known and loved since 1995.
Sunday, 14 February 2016
The importance of diet
The more I read and about and experience the effects of various diets on people with dementia, the more it seems to me that every person with dementia (every person, come to that) really needs a diet to be arrived at, by knowledge of them and by experimentation, that meets their particular needs. Their particular dietary regime then needs to be followed consistently. In certain cases, where someone has dementia involving, for example faecal incontinence, or has an additional diagnosed disease, the consequences of not getting the right diet are potentially serious.
What are the chances of the diet being consistently observed in any Care Home or hospital?
Another reason, if you are caring for a family member, for looking after them at home for as long as you possible can.