Avalon nursing home in Bridgwater is providing cooking sessions for residents with dementia as a way of keeping them interested in eating and drinking.
For many people living with a memory disorder eating nutritious meals can become a challenge as cognitive function declines.
This can lead to weight loss and problems including fatigue, a higher risk of infection and less muscle strength and dehydration.
Avalon, run by Camelot Care, has introduced ‘Tasty Thursday’ sessions where individuals can come together to prepare dishes.
“It’s all about having fun with food and helping our residents maintain a positive and healthy attitude towards eating and drinking,” said activities coordinator Lisa Priddice’