Eating and drinking

Last updated on October 29, 2020

Illustration of a woman and a man eating together at a table outside

Although not the most common symptom to be associated with dementia, issues with eating and drinking are frequently raised. Someone living with dementia may experience sensory changes that can effect their vision, smell, taste and hearing. As well as affecting your experience of eating and drinking, these changes may make it difficult to recognise the food in front of you and can mean you do not realise when you are hungry.

The Dementia Services Development Centre has put together resources covering this topic, with details on the affect sensory changes can have, as well as tips on eating as a social activity and supporting a healthy diet.

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