Supporting Family Caregivers: Helping to Feed Persons with Dementia

Video Author:Shawn Kennedy

Published on:October 17, 2019

This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups, conducted as part the AARP Public PolicyInstitute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members.

Determining the best approach to maximize food intake for those with Alzheimer’s or related dementias can be a challenge. Every person and situation can be different. This video demonstrates helpful techniques to use when the person you are caring for has difficulty feeding themselves.