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NACC launches training to enhance mealtimes for dementia sufferers

07 September 2016 by
NACC launches training to enhance mealtimes for dementia sufferers

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has launched a training workshop to support the care sector with the challenges of catering for people living with dementia.

Delivered by Dr David Sheard, the CEO and founder of Dementia Care Matters, the one-day workshop will teach care caterers how to look beyond the serving of food and turn mealtimes into meaningful experiences.

Neel Radia, national chair of the NACC, said: "It's been widely reported that the number of people living with dementia is rising. It's therefore so important that all care providers, whether in a residential care home or in the community, are fully equipped with the right knowledge and tools to give meaningful, life-quality-enhancing care. Mealtimes play a huge role in this.

"The difference between experience and task-driven mealtimes is enormous, with the former having an immensely positive impact on an individual with dementia.

"Training is vital when it comes to meeting the specific challenges of catering for older people who may be vulnerable and the NACC is committed to supporting the sector with relevant, progressive information and guidance.

"The workshops will challenge the status quo and offer new perspectives and approaches to ensure those people living with dementia thrive through positive food and mealtime experiences."

The first training workshop will take place on 1 December at Aimia Food in Haydock, Merseyside, while the second will be held on 3 February 2017 at Brakes in Covent Garden, London.

The one-day training workshop costs £130+VAT for NACC members and £199+VAT for non-members with the price including one-year individual membership to the NACC.

To book contact 08707 480 180 / info@thenacc.co.uk

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