Thursday, January 14, 2010

The utensils keeping frail people eating independently (part 4)

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By Jane Elliott
Health reporter, BBC News

Mealtimes are such an important part of the day and eating well is crucial for people with dementia who may otherwise deteriorate more quickly."

Mr Timlin said food was such an important part of his family's life that he wanted others to enjoy it for as long as possible. He said this had been the driving force behind his designs.

"In my house the kitchen was the centre of the home and dinner was the place where we touched base as a family.

"My grandmother was a very strong woman who hated the idea of being dependent, refused to sit in a wheelchair and remained as someone I would seek counsel from until the very end of her days.

"She has shaped my view of older people in a way that will never leave me."

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