New food resource for dementia carers

AUDIO: Foodie and aged care advocate Maggie Beer has launched a new recipe and resource book for carers of people with dementia at an international dementia conference in Sydney.

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Danielle McIntosh, Peter Morgan-Jones, Maggie Beer, Emily Colombage, and Prudence Ellis at the launch of ‘Don’t give me eggs that bounce’.

AUDIO: A new recipe and resource book for home carers of people with dementia developed by dementia-specialists HammondCare has been launched in Sydney today by foodie and aged care advocate Maggie Beer.

Speaking at the international dementia conference Risky Business 2, Ms Beer said the book Don’t give me eggs that bounce was a wonderful resource to help carers improve the food experience for people with dementia and she encouraged everyone at the launch to take inspiration from its innovative recipes. She said the book was an important contribution to informing the community about the changes that ageing brings to a person’s nutritional needs.

The book, which contains “118 cracking recipes for people with Alzheimer’s,” has been developed and co-authored by HammondCare executive chef Peter Morgan-Jones, dietitian Emily Colombage, dementia consultant Danielle McIntosh, and speech pathologist Prudence Ellis.

After the launch, AAA‘s Natasha Egan discussed the new resource with Mr Morgan-Jones:


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1 thought on “New food resource for dementia carers

  1. The idea of care is quite frightening and to add dementia, alzheimers etc to the equation is worse.
    My recent experience of lack of communication between specialists, nurses, patient makes me more aware about important of transparent communication including cultural (i.e.
    Asian nurses and Australian patient/client). We always hear about the non-Australian cultural communication but not that of Australians, especially over 70s who are often treated as intelligently unable by Asian nursing staff. This also applied to MRI who ‘restructured’ medication combinations and times that had taken several month’s by pain specialist and GP to find best solution for maximum pain management and brain function. This happened twice even though instruction sheets had been submitted by patient and verbally approved by specialist.
    Also I have been on pain management beyond my brain’s comfort for over 6 months, celebrating every medication I can leave off while having to accept extra when necessary.
    Health Consumer Council have dealt with this communication problem, and assumptions by staff by overseas trained medical doctors and nurses who take over rather than work with patient.
    The amusing part is that my pain specialist is of Asian background and they ignored him! Hospitals need to be more specific about overseas staff and their language and comprehension skills.

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