Hippocrates once said, "Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food." Preparation of regular, nutritious meals can become a challenge when serving people with dementia. As a person's cognitive function declines, he or she may become overwhelmed with too many food choices, forget to eat, or have difficulty with eating utensils.
Proper nutrition is important to keep the body strong and healthy. For a person with Alzheimer's or dementia, poor nutrition may increase behavioral symptoms and cause weight loss. Bristol House Memory Care is on the cutting edge of holistic memory care, having sought the advice of Dr. Julie Lachman, Naturopathic doctor, who recommended some small changes to the kitchen that make a big difference in the residents’ meals.
Here at Bristol House, we care about your family members holistically. This includes taking a careful look at one of the most important aspects of care: diet. We've partnered with experts in the field, including Dr. Julie Lachman, Naturopathic doctor, to support your family's health. In fact, our chef is learning new recipes that incorporate fragrant herbs that not only taste good but also have been studied to support brain health.
Bristol House is proud to have innovators on the front lines of dementia care — in the kitchen! Bristol House has sought the advice of Dr. Julie Lachman, Naturopathic doctor, to make small changes in the kitchen that can have big benefits. For example, their chef has slowly incorporated coconut oil to be used as a cooking oil. Unlike harmful vegetable oils used in many kitchens, coconut oil has been studied for its health properties for the brain! Read all about it here: https://pubmed.ncbi.