We have teamed up with the Dover smART Project and “Nourish by Jane Clarke” this year to deliver a dinner during Dementia Action Week to raise awareness and funds for Dover smART Project’s work with people in our community living with a Dementia condition.
Dementia can present huge challenges to the person diagnosed with the condition and to those who love and care for them, not least around the issue of food. Concern for dementia sufferers’ nutritional wellbeing often doesn’t feature high enough on the list of priorities in care homes, hospitals or if someone is living alone.
It absolutely should be at the top of the list because it can have such a profound effect on living with the disease and the lives of all those concerned.
We know that having a nourishing, well-rounded diet gives our brain the best chance of not succumbing to the disease, but there is new research that suggests that omega-3 fatty acids in particular can play a significant role in reducing some of the risk.
Also, when dementia is diagnosed, it looks as if eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids could help to slow down the progression of the disease.
The problem is that as dementia progresses, our ability and desire to eat deteriorates. Which is why we need to focus on meeting those practical challenges.
This Menu has been put together as a collaboration between The Cliffe Kitchen Team, Nourish by Jane Clarke & Dover smART Project.