Care recipient (cr) with advanced memory loss has trouble using eating utensils choosing between a spoon and a fork manipulating a steak knife using a knife and a fork at the same time these are all overwhelming for the cr

Try: #the caregiver (cg) can simplify things for the cr by pre-cutting food so it is served in bite-sized pieces whether in a serving dish or on the cr cr’s plate #simplify things further by serving cooked food soft enough not to require more cutting than could be done with the side of a fork or spoon #instead of setting the cr cr’s place with a number of utensils the cg can place either a spoon or a fork at the cr cr’s place clearing it before replacing it so the cr never has to think about managing more than just one utensil #on days when the cr cr’s ability to handle even one utensil is low serve food the cr really enjoys that can be eaten with the fingers

Materials: Fork spoon helper

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Personal, Somewhat Aware, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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