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Peter Welfare is the Head Chef of our southern region. Recently, he and our dietitians used some creative cooking techniques from our cookbooks to help a resident with dementia experience the joy of food once more.
When looking to engage older people and people with dementia, we often take a cruise ship approach, assuming they need constant entertainment. But this approach fails to recognise our lives are full of a variety of activities, and leisure activities are just one of them. Other activities we need in life are rest activities, productive activities and self-care activities. And it’s no different when we get older.