Independent eating and drinking with dementia

The red series of ORNAMIN

Often the eating and drinking habits of people living with dementia change: they have less hunger and thirst and no longer understand the need of eating and drinking. The clear shapes and colour contrasts of ORNAMIN’s functional tableware help to perceive food and drinks more easily and better. The color red plays an important role regarding dementia because it stimulates the appetite, provides orientation and is the color that dementia patients can still recognise for a long time.

5 facts on dementia

• Every twentieth person between 65 and 69 years is concerned.
• Every third person between 80 and 90 years is living with dementia.
• 70 % of the people affected are women.
• By 2030, it is predicted that there will be 2.2 million people concerned.
• The most common kind of illness of dementia is Alzheimer’s.

Aids for people with dementia

Recognisable patterns – also regarding eating and drinking habits – help people with behavioural changes related to dementia to orientate themselves in everyday life.

If those affected help with the preparation of food and cut fruit and vegetables, for example, they have a greater incentive to eat themselves and like to snack something in between. And: What is practiced daily is not forgotten so quickly. Overall, the tableware by ORNAMIN in red has a positive influence on the eating and drinking behaviour of dementia patients.

ORNAMIN Daniela Bugla

My grandmother has advanced dementia and eating independently has long been difficult for her. Then we discovered the plates with the sloped base by ORNAMIN and ever since, my grandmother has been able to eat her much-loved stews and soups again by herself.

Daniela Bugla, relative

ORNAMIN dementia tableware

The ORNAMIN eating and drinking aids…

ORNAMIN independent eating and drinking

… help with retaining and promoting independence thanks to their intuitive handling (Universal Design).

ORNAMIN melamine brilliant optics

… provide orientation for those with limited vision thanks to the colourful contrasts.

ORNAMIN relief of the care staff

… relieve those affected and their carers and helpers of some of the burden.

ORNAMIN relief while eating and drinking

… make eating and drinking with limited motor skills in hands, arms and neck easier.

ORNAMIN Annegret Hohlfeld

The majority of our day guests exhibits signs of dementia, both physically and mentally. The tableware range with supportive features by ORNAMIN enables everyone to eat independently. In addition, our day guests have chosen to drink more often since we started using the red cups by ORNAMIN. This is a huge advantage because the desire to drink often declines in old age. This is why I would be happy to recommend the tableware by ORNAMIN to our guests‘ families for use at home.

manager of a day centre

Possible symptoms of dementia

In the cognitive area: memory weaknesses, limited orientation and perception, language restrictions. In the affective area: depression, anxiety, restlessness, behavioural changes. In the motor area: limitations of mobility and musculature.

ORNAMIN dementia tableware

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