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Healthy finger food makes a difference in senior dining

New ways to help seniors with dementia and other limitations dine with dignity include nutritious bites and calming mealtime practices.

When a person has trouble chewing or swallowing and is also living with dementia, mealtimes can be tough: that person may wander off after a few bites. And they may not be getting the nutrition they need either, with options often resembling a kids’ menu. 

“Finger foods given to seniors are often the foods you’d give to a toddler—chicken fingers, grilled cheese sandwiches—it’s not nutritious and there’s no variety,” says Sarah Gorha

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