Thursday, 14 July 2016

Sweet Enough?

I visited a residential home the other day and someone had bought their mum with dementia a similar mug to this one.    I thought it was a pretty nifty idea.  Of course it would be no real substitute for talking to a person and asking for their preference if they're still able to communicate this.  But I can see that it would have uses in some situations, for example, where a person's speech or understanding is severely affected.

There's another thing to be mindful of here.   A person's sense of taste can change if they have dementia . Often they might prefer sweeter or stronger flavours than before.   So it might be that  their favourite hot drink could differ with time.

It occurred to me as well that not everyone likes a builder-type mug. If that's the case maybe a trip to a ceramics studio might be in order.  How about letting creativity take hold and say, producing a dainty little cup and saucer set on a similiar theme?

1 comment:

  1. Lovely idea but like you say one size doesn't fit all.
    My mum liked a milky coffee in a china mug - milky so she could drink it streight away without burning her mouth.