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Kelly 15th Jul 2017 Lifestyle Assistant
Looking for cooking ideas with Dementia residents, held at night after dinner.
Needs to be no-cook or microwave only and immediate serve. Eg Chocolate Strawberries, Mini Pavs, fruit drinks. Any ideas/recipes?
Susan 17th Jul 2017 Activity Director
Hi Kelly,
Here are a few ideas with links to tell you how to do them is for cheese spreads Some recipes are appropriate for Less Salt More Herbs Day celebrated on August 29 or anytime. I have another recipe if you are interested

This recipe may also be good Take into consideration the resident's diets and food safety and infection control precautions, You may have to modify it a bit to fit your specific needs

You may want to have residents make milkshakes, You may be able to use this post

Here is an easy recipe to make chocolate milkshakes
September 12 is Chocolate Milkshake Day in the US.
Along this line, you can also make ice cream floats by adding melted ice cream to soda

Here is a recipe you can adapt. You will have to boil the potatoes prior to the activity Let the residents mash their own potato with a fork. May be good for an agitated resident to do to keep him busy

Here is a recipe for beer hummus. You can buy hummus and have the residents add the beer

you may be able to modify this recipe. Precook and peel eggplant. Let each resident mash their eggplant.
Give them other ingredients to add. Do not be afraid to use garlic powder

Here is a drink you can make

Remember a large part of a cooking activity is discussing the ingredients, other recipes, and other appropriate reminiscing and trivia
Kelly 9th Aug 2017 Lifestyle Assistant
Fantastic! Thanking you kindly Susan, much appreciated
Darla 11th Aug 2017 Recreation and Rehab Manager
Hi Kelly

Home baked bread in a Breadmaker. The Breadmaker oven process takes about 3 hours. The smells are wonderful - stir the senses of your residents. Placed in a safe location away from reach, the bread oven can be left unattended - whereas if baking in an oven range; the baker/recreation worker must remain until the bread is cooked and oven cooled for safety of all.

I also purchase oranges and give one to each resident to peal and eat. The scent is wonderful and the enjoyment and sense of accomplishment/independence can be seen on the faces of each resident. Being present and supervising of course. I adapt and modify for choking risks and other eating difficulties.



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