It's important to meet these preference as the satisfaction of food comes from personal taste and many a times there are rituals and cultural aspects involved in taking food that affects individual's mind setting. User:
explain why it is important to include a variety of food and drink in the diet of an individual with dementia Weegy:
The highest rates of dementia are among people over the age of 85 according to the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision." Although there is no cure, [ certain antioxidants may help to prevent this disorder or slow its progression.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects your cell membranes, muscles and nerves by neutralizing free radicals. Vitamin E may also enhance your immune system and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia. In the July 2010 issue of "Archives of Neurology," researchers found that the risk of developing long-term dementia was lower in participants with higher levels of vitamin E. Eating foods rich in vitamin E may have a modest impact on your risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease later in life. Foods rich in vitamin E include oils such as wheat germ, corn and soybean, as well as nuts, such as almonds and peanuts.