British Design Breakthrough
in Dementia Nutrition
Over 800,000 people have dementia in the UK
We all need to eat and drink but this often becomes a problem when our mental capacity begins to fail and the consequences only exacerbate the problem. It’s a vicious cycle.
When a British company became aware of the dire situations that commonly develop in dementia care settings due to poor nutrition and hydration and that it wasn’t being addressed they knew they had the tools and experience to address the problem.
FIND Dining crockery at first glance looks like a regular, everyday product. This is crucial in maintaining the dignity of the users. But the products cleverly and discretely incorporate specific design features to
- reduce spillage
- increase the visibility of the food
- facilitate easy manipulation without the use of plate-guards.
Manufactured from a high quality Melamine which looks and feels like traditional ceramic, the crockery maintains the temperature of food to help increase vital nutritional intake for slower eaters.
The carefully chosen colours enable the user to identify their food on the plate. The material is virtually unbreakable reducing the need for costly replacements.
By supporting improved eating and drinking, food wastage is minimised, people are significantly healthier and happier and the cost and time involved in direct care is reduced.
The products are appropriate in all situations - Care Homes, Hospitals, cafes and a person’s own home.