Amazing Dining Set Helps Make Eating Easier For People With Alzheimer's (Photos)
Everyone knows Alzheimer's disease causes memory loss. However, this devastating disease also comes with other debilitating effects that can turn even the simplest activities into daunting tasks.
Luckily, the struggles associated with eating may become things of the past for those with Alzheimer's and other cognitive impairments, thanks the clever designer Sha Yao.
Yao is the genius behind Eatwell, a special dining set created for people with Alzheimer's disease.
The unique shapes and colors of the bowls, cups and utensils all serve specific purposes to make eating easier for people who have cognitive and motor impairments.
In a recent interview, Yao told Fast Company,
Raising awareness and addressing the needs of people with impairments will allow them to maintain their dignity, retain as much independence as possible and reduce the burden on their caretakers. That's what made designing the Eatwell tableware set so rewarding.
Take a look at the pictures below to see this amazing dining set.
After watching her grandmother tussle with the task of eating, Sha Yao set out to create special dining sets for people with Alzheimer's disease.
The sets consist of two different kinds of bowls, cups, spoons and trays.
The bowls have slanted bottoms to make scooping easier and feature blue insides to help users decipher foods from the dishes.
The spoons feature bent handles and specially curved heads to match the shapes of the bowls.
The cups have wide bases and anti-slip materials to enhance stability, as well as lids to prevent spills...
...and special handles to facilitate holding them.
Last but not least, the trays have strategically-placed slots to tuck the ends of bibs into.
For a closer look at an Eatwell set, check out the video below.
Citations: Silverware For People With Dementia By Eatwell Is Tailor Made For Impairments Caused By The Disease — PHOTOS (Bustle)