Do memory care residents at Ashley Gardens require a specialty diet?
There are dietary recommendations that can help your loved one stay as healthy as possible despite a dementia diagnosis, but it’s also important to keep in mind their changing physical body and how that impacts their diet as well.
For example, a newly diagnosed person who is in the early stages of dementia will generally need a diet rich in specific vitamins and nutrients, which can often be provided at home with special effort.
However, over time, memory care residents with dementia decline both cognitively and physically. A consequence of this challenging decline is a change in swallowing, which might necessitate thickened liquids and ground or pureed foods. Close monitoring from qualified caregivers at Ashley Gardens can ensure these changes are made at the right time.