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Caregiver's Guide: Eating with Ease



Being a caregiver can be a tiring job. You are trying to care for your loved one and trying to find the right solutions to ease your day-to-day stressors. When you feel all alone in the world, you can rest assured that you are not alone! Our Caregivers guide will help you solve some of your problems without needing to spend time on google. Rest your mind; you are in a community of support!

Let's discuss the dinner time. Here are some tips straight from the source...or sources—the Caregivers themselves.



Tip #1: Using colored plastic plates and bowls with no pattern. Patterns on your dinnerware can confuse your loved ones.


Tip #2: Tremors are a common side effect of Parkinson's. Weighted silverware can counteract the shaking. There are many types and brands to choose from, click below to check out the brand that our caregivers use.

Tip #3: Adapted Dining Plates, Plate Guards, and Bowls are designed to help solve dining challenges. Many available dining aids can assist in dinnertime. Check out the link to find aids that may help you.




Tip #4: Prepare for a mess. There is a good chance that dinnertime will be a messy time. Using an apron, large bib, or disposable waterproof pad on their lap during meals will significantly cut down on the clean-up.


Tip #5: Drinking can pose multiple problems when your loved one loses the ability to tip their head back. There is a cut-out for the nose that makes it easier to drink without tipping the head back. Because it's flexible, it can be squeezed to control and direct the flow of fluid.

Tip #6: Create an area free of distraction and peaceful. Limiting the noise or distractions can keep your loved one's attention on eating.


We know that there are different levels of need, and each case is situational.

Hopefully, some of these tips will ease your dinner-time struggles. If you have any great tips that you would like to share, contact beth@wellness360fitness.com.


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