Register at: http://www.cadr.cymru/en/event-info.htm?id=51
Carole Butler - PhD student at the Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University | myfyriwr PhD yn y Ganolfan Heneiddio Arloesol ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe
Leighton Short - Head chef of Baglan Lodge Care Home | Prif gogydd Cartref Preswyl Baglan Lodge
Helen Bevan - manager of Baglan Lodge Care Home | Rheolwr Cartref Preswyl Baglan Lodge
Deborah Kwan - community support dietician | dietegydd cymorth cymunedol.
CADR will be hosting a seminar which will highlight the importance of the dining experience for
residents in long term care, with a focus on dementia. The dining experience is important as strong
links have been found between the extent to which residents enjoy the food and mealtimes and
their quality of life (Kane et al, 2003).
Presented by: Dr Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby and Carole Butler, Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR)
Light Refreshments will be provided with a chance to network afterwards
Carole Butler will be presenting an outline of her research which is funded by Healthcare
Management Trust (HMT). The research aims to develop and pilot an intergenerational intervention
for residents with dementia who are living in residential homes. The intervention is based on
preparing and sharing food, and aims to link residents with dementia with younger people from the
community. Planned activities will include sharing favourite recipes, foods, and traditions, and
preparing and sharing a simple snack or meal together.
Leighton Short and Helen Bevan will be sharing their ‘passion for purees’. Since arriving at Baglan
Lodge as the head chef Leighton has transformed often unappealing pureed meals into meals which
look appetising and tasty. The response from residents, their families, and staff has been very
positive, and the weights of the residents are rising or remaining stable. Helen will be talking about
their experience at Baglan Lodge whilst Leighton will present a live demonstration of his work.
Deborah Kwan will be talking about her work with malnutrition in residential care homes.
Malnutrition is common in residential care although it is often unrecognised therefore remains
untreated (NICE, 2011). Deborah will discuss food related issues that residents may face and
strategies that that can assist in ensuring good nutrition.
A full programme of our events can be found on the CADR Cymru website.
Please let us know if you need any additional assistance to be able to participate in this event (e.g. hearing loop etc)
Contact: Dr. Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) - Telephone: 01792 295099