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Frame It With Color | Dementia & Alzheimer's Weekly

Frame It With Color | Dementia & Alzheimer's Weekly: "(Boston) -- 'Frame it with color' might soon become a mealtime dictum for those caring for individuals with dementias such as Alzheimer's in the more advanced stages.

According to visual perception research from a team at Boston University, the use of boldly colored tableware is a mealtime aid to those with severe dementias such as Alzheimer's. Such tableware helps individuals overcome a diminished sensitivity to visual contrast, a condition often found among people with advanced dementia. With bright 'frames' for the food and beverage in front of them, study participants were found to increase by 25 percent or more the amount they ate and drank."