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. Fragrances stimulate the appetite and open doors of memory.
Overall, the tableware by ORNAMIN in red has a positive influence on the eating and drinking behaviour of dementia patients.
Daniela Bugla, relative
ORNAMIN dementia tableware
… help with retaining and promoting independence thanks to their intuitive handling (Universal Design).
… provide orientation for those with limited vision thanks to the colourful contrasts.
… relieve those affected and their carers and helpers of some of the burden.
… make eating and drinking with limited motor skills in hands, arms and neck easier.
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.
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