Saturday, September 13, 2008

More Food-Related Tidbits for Dementia Patients

Sugar and caffeine can contribute to agitation. If this is a problem for your patient try substituting decaf coffee or herbal tea and use a sugar substitute.

Does your loved one have incontinence or mild bladder dysfunction? Try eliminating citrus, caffeine and sugar. Remember chocolate contains caffeine! Try carob instead. (No, it doesn't taste the same but it's better than nothing.)

From The Spiritual Journey of Family Caregiving

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