Have you noticed that as you are waiting to be served in a restaurant, the food at other dining tables appears very appealing? Then, as people begin to eat, your appetite increases!
Research has shown that people who eat alone eat less than when they eat with others. If you want to help increase the food intake of someone you care for, try to provide a dining companion.
Families and caregivers will often observe that a family member with Alzheimer's trying to eat applesauce with a fork or hotdogs with a spoon, even beverages with a piece of silverware. Food is spilled rather than swallowed, and loved ones often abandon a failed meal.Researchers have determined that “finger foods that are specifically designed for people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease could help those suffering with the condition to eat more and improve their nutritional status”.
The month of May marks National Stroke Awareness Month. After a loved one has a stroke, many family members will want to participate in stroke rehabilitation.
Here are some suggestions that can help with the delicate balance of the stoke survivors needs as well as the caregivers own health and happiness as they begin the therapy process.
ICYMI in @Foodbeast: A Startup Created Melting Snack Bars Designed For People With Swallowing Disorders
Thank you, @Foodbeast. Here is our favorite bit; but, be certain to check out the full article: https://www.foodbeast.com/news/eat-bar-dysphagia/
At the heart of the EAT Bars, though, is a focus on flavor to ensure those with dysphagia can enjoy the food. It also creates a snacking occasion they may have not had before. Since three bars translates to a single serving, consumers can feel like they're enjoying multiple items at once, not just one prepared meal. They can be shared with other family members as well for a more social experience.
For those with dysphagia, it could be huge to just have this ability to eat something outside of the microwave pureed meals they typically have to resort to.
The inability to eat or reduced desire to eat can have a profound effect on patients and their families. The stress brings with it negative emotions. If you are in the hospital or residing in a care facility, snack time is an opportunity to have something special and connect with pleasant memories.
Having a snack that is tasty and satisfying that everyone might enjoy is so important. The EAT Bar is a delicious snack that brings joy back to eating and provide easy calories when they are needed most. What better way to demonstrate dignity and provide joy than with an appetizing treat!
This week we celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8, a day dedicated celebrating women and their role as a positive force for good in the world. This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter. As a women run company, we certainly strive (and sometimes struggle) every day to bring balance in our work to do better and be better.
A Typical Day
I know each of us at some time has been asked to share examples of what we consider our “typical day”. My typical day has changed dramatically since I launched the EAT Bar, acquired two dynamic partners and began working out of my home.
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