Eating & Drinking Aids for Dementia Patients

The eating and drinking habits of people with dementia can often change: they have less hunger and thirst, and don’t always understand the need to eat or drink.

There is evidence that using dinnerware that visually contrasts with the food and drink that's served can boost consumption1. Primary colours have also been shown to be easier to identify for people living with dementia2.

The Ornamin tableware range uses clear shapes and high contrast colours to make eating and drinking simpler.

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1. Dunne, T., Neargarder, S., Cipolloni, P. and Cronin-Golomb, A. (2004). Visual contrast enhances food and liquid intake in advanced Alzheimer's disease. Clinical Nutrition, 23(4), pp.533-538.
2. Wijk, H., Berg, S., Sivik, L. and Steen, B. (1999). Colour discrimination, colour naming and colour preferences among individuals with Alzheimer's disease. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 14(12), pp.1000-1005.
‘This is just to say a big thank you for getting the chair to my father so quickly. It has made such a difference to him… He has a big smile on his face when he is in it. I never thought we would get such an improvement at this stage of his Alzheimer’s, but it means the world to see a bit more of Dad still there.’ Mrs Tinkley
‘A big thank you for a superb job with my sister’s chair. I’m pleased to say she is now so much more comfortable and appears to be a lot happier. Once again my thanks to all that were involved.’ Mrs Locker
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