Make the meal look appetizing on
their plate. You can accent their plate with a fruit or
vegetable garnish, coconut flakes or melon.
Make the dining experience pleasant
for the person you are caring for. Playing soft music,
lighting candles or talking to them about the dayís
events while they are eating will take their minds off
not feeling well.
Family Support Systems
Communicate about the status of your
loved one with your family and friends. If people close
to you understand what is going on they can give you
more help and support.
Bring the children to visit, unless your loved one
specifically asks you not to. Visits help keep
relationships whole and maintain a sense of attachment
and continuity for your loved one.
Try to share the responsibility of care
with other members of your family. Ask if your relative
can take your loved one to some of their regular
Plan family time together. You can have
a potluck where each person brings something and you can
enjoy family time together.