Key learning messages

Summary: Key learning messages of this module:  

  • “We eat with our eyes.”  The visual appeal of food can really have an impact on people’s enjoyment and especially when food has been pureed.
  • The design and colour of plates and mugs can help or hinder people to eat, particularly when faced with sensory and perceptual challenges related to cognitive impairments.
  • A pretty pattern on a plate, place mat or table could cause additional confusion to a person living with dementia.
  • Clear colour differentiation between the food or drink and the dishes or mugs can be beneficial.
  • By tapping into all the senses – sight, sound, touch, taste and smell, we can find creative ways to enhance breakfast, lunch, dinner and the snacks in between.
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