Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities. It affects a person's ability to perform everyday activities such as eating, bathing, talking and more. It is a progressive disease but can be slowed down through exercise, socialising, mental activities, and very importantly, good nutrition.
Common Nutritional Problems in Dementia
- Unwanted weight loss
- Refuses to eat
- Low appetite
To learn practical tips on how to care for your loved one with dementia, check out these resources:
FOOD FOR DEMENTIA
Soft Fruit Cup
Is your loved one not eating enough during mealtimes? Not drinking a full 8 cups of water either? Try serving a fruity cup jelly to help him/her obtain more energy and stay hydrated. It contains 150...
Simmered Vegetable Puree
Vegetables are so important for us. They provide essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. Yet, it's one of the least consumed foods in our diet. This results in constipation and nutritional problems. One of the...
Okunosu Vegetable Mash
The elderly may find it hard to consume vegetables due to chewing difficulty. To make it easier for them, caregivers sometimes choose to chop the vegetables into small pieces or process them in a blender. Our...
Fish with Sweet Plum Dipping Sauce
Description This sweet and tangy oriental plum sauce is a popular sight in Chinese banquets, commonly accompanied by a roast duck. We think it goes perfectly with thick and luscious fillets of white fish too! Try...
Popeye Vegetable Combo
Description This combo of spinach and carrot packs a powerful punch. Spinach is an excellent source of iron, which helps to transport oxygen throughout our body so that our organs work properly. Carrot, on the other hand,...
Dietary fibre is important for our digestive system. It also controls our blood sugar levels and prevents insulin spikes. Unfortunately, most people don’t get enough of it in their meals, causing constipation and bloating. This is especially common...
Description The cheerful colours of this dish will surely brighten up your meal. Broccoli provides important vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, while carrots give our eyes a boost with their high Vitamin A content. Heating instructions: ...
Description Creamy pumpkin seasoned with a dash of pepper to enhance its natural sweetness. Heating instructions: Heat from frozen Microwave: Peel film/lid slightly and microwave on HIGH (800W) for 3 mins; OR Steam: Do not peel...
Mellow Cauliflower Mix
Description Tender florets and carrot chunks, stir fried in a savoury vegetable stock. Heating instructions: Heat from frozen Microwave: Peel film/lid slightly and microwave on HIGH (800W) for 3 mins; OR Steam: Do not peel film/lid....
Orange Cheese Chicken Patties
Description Chicken meat is combined with sweet and crunchy water chestnuts to make a succulent pattie. Topped off with a citrus cream sauce, this is a refreshing dish for a hot day. Heating instructions: Heat from...
Description Broccoli highlighted with lemon zest and red peppers, finished with freshly-squeezed lemon juice to give that refreshing kick. A rich source of vitamin K, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. It also keeps your bones strong! Heating...
Description A fine combination of roasted caramelized pumpkin with soft sweet potato and carrots, this warm veggie salad is a great dish to go for! Heating instructions: Heat from frozen Microwave: Peel film/lid slightly and microwave on...
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Description Sweet and sour chicken is one of the must have item at Chinese family gatherings. At Health Food Matters, we created the perfect balance of sweet and sour flavours for this dish. A comfort...
Description A chicken dish stir-fried with a blend of spices such as coriander, cumin, and lemongrass. Traditionally cooked with coconut milk, we have created a healthier version using low-fat evaporated milk that still packs a...
Sambal Goreng Long Beans
Description Sambal is a popular local condiment because it gives a pop of colour and a spicy kick. Our home-made sambal is fried with crispy long beans that are rich in protein and minerals. Paired with...