Food to help dementia sufferers

Food nostalgia workshops have launched to help those with Dementia.
Food nostalgia workshops have launched to help those with Dementia.

Food nostalgia workshops to help people affected by dementia – by bringing back memories through smell – are to launch in January.

Feeding Memories is a series of dementia-friendly workshops aimed at reviving the senses through old food adverts, food packaging and food tasting from years gone by.

Advice for improved nutrition and social interaction will be provided to both patients and carers.

The workshops will be delivered by Magna Vitae’s Food for Life team and will focus on the 1940s and 50s to evoke memory recall.

The sessions also encourage social interaction to enable participants to reminisce, and for carers to share ways to improve their eating habits.

The sessions can be made into manageable periods of time to retain attention spans, and are flexible to ensure joint working with dementia cafes and other activities.

For more information, call 01507 613443.