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Alzheimer’s Home Care Tips: Easy Meals for Seniors

Professional Alzheimer’s home care can help your loved one live a healthy and meaningful life with support for routine chores and cooking healthy meals.
Alzheimer’s home care can help with making healthy, easy meals for your loved ones.
Alzheimer’s home care can help with making healthy, easy meals for your loved ones.

When your loved one wants to age in place, it can seem like an impossible wish to grant, especially if they are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. However, with the help of professional Alzheimer’s home care, your loved one can live a healthy and meaningful lifestyle.

Even if your loved one is suffering from a disease like Alzheimer’s, diet is going to be an important part of their life. Unfortunately, things like eating, nutrition, and everything else tend to go on the back burner. Seniors who are suffering from this disease may get overstimulated easily and sometimes things like cooking can be too overwhelming, even certain foods can trigger certain reactions, and all of these things can make eating really hard.

Here are easy meals that your seniors, even those with Alzheimer’s, may enjoy.


Oatmeal With Berries and Chia Seeds

Your loved one needs to eat breakfast every day, and even if they don’t remember, Alzheimer’s home care will help remind them and even prepare this meal for them.

Oatmeal is a tasty food that is not hard to chew and easy to swallow. It is also filled with fiber and protein, helping to keep your loved one satisfied and full for much longer. You can add chia seeds for an extra protein kick and berries for a sweeter taste. Berries like raspberries, strawberries, or even blueberries are easy to chew and will provide this dish with a burst of yummy flavor.

This is something that a home care provider can help make in advance, or it is something they can whip up each morning for your loved one. It’s an amazing way to start the day.


Chicken Stir Fry

Eating a whole breast of chicken can be really hard for a senior with Dementia. However, home care can create a stir fry with small pieces of chicken and cut-up vegetables. Everything should be in bite-size pieces. If your loved one cannot chew the chicken well, they can instead use tofu or even a vegetable like mushrooms, which have a meaty texture.

Your loved one should eat tons of vegetables and find ways to add protein to keep them full and provide nutrients for their bodies. This is an easy meal that can be prepared in advance every week or made daily, served over rice or quinoa.


Shrimp or Salmon and Pasta

Your seniors may love seafood like sushi, but they need to stay away from anything raw. Their bodies may no longer be able to battle or fight the bacteria from raw foods, so it should be avoided. Raw fish can also be texturally very weird for someone who has Alzheimer’s.

If your loved one is still craving fish, try fully-cooked shrimp or salmon over angel hair pasta. This easy dish is good for most people to consume, and everything will be fully cooked. It’s a way to get the seafood taste they are craving, but keep it simple and edible.

Caregivers should find out whether a senior has any shellfish allergies before making this dish and always be there to ensure a senior does not choke on the pasta. Keep in mind that Alzheimer’s home care can also help cut up the noodles so a senior stays safer while eating.



If you or an aging loved one are considering Alzheimer’s Home Care in Sumter, SC, please contact the caring staff at Avodah Home Care. Call (877) 4-AVODAH

Avodah Home Care is a Trusted Home Care Agency serving Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Barnwell, Calhoun County, Chesterfield County, Darlington, Dillon, Edgefield, Batesburg-Leesville, Florence, Greenville, Greenwood, Columbia, Lexington, Camden, Blythewood, Winnsboro, Orangeburg, Sumter, Gaston, Hopkins, Bishopville and surrounding areas.

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