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Red tableware is a revolutionary concept that can help people with Alzheimer’s avoid weight loss.
40% of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease will experience significant weight loss as their condition deteriorates. Although the cause of this weight loss isn’t completely understood, a major contributing factor is the patient’s difficulty in recognising mealtimes and the need for them to eat and drink.
A study at Boston University found that people with advanced Alzheimer’s consume more food and drink when served their meals on brightly coloured tableware. It is thought that the bright colours make it easier for the patients to register the difference between a table and a plate, and a plate and their food. This allows them to recognise when it is the time to eat and allows them to eat more comfortably and effectively.
9 men, all with advanced Alzheimer’s, were studied whilst eating and drinking from white plates and cups and using stainless steel cutlery. They were then studied again whilst eating from red plates using red cutlery. The men ate 24% more food and drank 85% more liquid when presented with their meals on the red tableware, proving that bright colours allow Alzheimer’s patients to concentrate on eating and consume more.
The Red Deluxe Tableware Set includes everything you need to make mealtimes as comfortable as possible. Since many people with advanced Alzheimer’s experienced reduced mobility and flexibility, this set is designed to make eating as easy as possible, with raised edges on plates and bendable cutlery to allow users to use just one hand to eat. All items, except suction bases, are dishwasher safe, and all plates and cups are suitable to use in the microwave too.
Large Scoop Bowl
With a suction cup on the bottom and a larger surface area on one side, this bowl makes it easy to eat with one hand without any slips or spills. It is microwave and dishwasher safe, except for the suction base. 150mm diameter.
At 235mm this plate is ideal for smaller meals or reduced portion sizes which is often necessary for people with Alzheimer’s. One side is raised higher than the other to prevent spills and make eating with one hand much easier.
Plastic Plate Guard
This clever plate guard fits around the rim of any plate between 200mm and 300mm in diameter to prevent food from falling from the edge of the plate, perfect for eating with one hand. It allows almost any plate to be adapted for use for someone with Alzheimer’s, and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
The non-slip suction cup on the base of this egg cup prevents it from moving around or tipping over.
Bendable Spoon, Teaspoon and Fork
These bendable cutlery pieces allow the user to change the angle of their utensil for easier eating, which is important for those with limited mobility and dexterity. The soft cushion grip handles make them comfortable to use and prevent them from slipping out of the hand if grip is weak.
Just like the bendable cutlery the handle of this knife has cushioned grips for comfortable, secure use. The blade is gently rounded to allow the user to adopt a rocking motion when cutting food if strength is weak.
Nose Cutout Cup
This cup, with 237ml capacity, is designed for people who have difficulty extending the neck or lifting the head back in order to drink. The lowered edge on one side will easily fit the nose to allow for comfortable drinking.
With 2 removable mouthpieces this cup prevents tips and spills, and since the mouthpieces are extra long the cup is easy to hold whilst drinking. It measures 170mm high and can hold 250ml.
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- Am quite amazed that this fact is not more widely known and I am very careful to promote this to other families coping with alzheimers. Review by MVH Stourbridge
Am quite amazed that this fact is not more widely known and I am very careful to promote this to other families coping with alzheimers. (Posted on 26 September 2013)
- Good set Review by Julia
Good delivery and friendly sales staff. would recommend (Posted on 5 February 2015)
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