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Living well with dementia cookery course

At Playlist for Life we want to highlight the work of other organisations who support people to live well with dementia.

We like to promote activities that may be helpful to our readers who live with dementia themselves or support people who do.

Deepness Dementia Media is a platform that gives people tools for living well with dementia designed collaboratively with those with dementia leading the process. Mike Cheung has created a brand new free Asian cookery course for Deepness Dementia Wellbeing College. 

The course description from Deepness is as follows:

“Mike is a keen cook, is a retired teacher and is living with dementia. Mike is well aware how that in the early stages of dementia people can often live on ready meals and takeaways. Healthy nutritious food is good for the mind and good for our wellbeing. So if you are looking for inspiration for some new food and recipes, then these courses are for you!

All recipes are presented in an easy to follow, step-by-step guide, with a focus for people living with dementia to be able to access and follow.”

We know from friends like Mike that cooking can be difficult and stressful for people living with dementia. Our Playlist for Life lived experience ambassadors Carol, who lives with dementia, and her husband Malcolm recently shared how cooking has become more difficult for Carol. Listening to her personalised playlist while cooking is something that helps.

“Carol listens to her personal music in the kitchen. This helps reduce the anxiety she feels when following the steps preparing a meal.”   

So why not get out your frying pan out, put on your favourite tune and give one of Mike’s delicious recipes a go? Rebecca from team Playlist for Life gave top marks to the haggis fried rice recipe (pictured).

If you want to find out more about how to build a playlist that could help you manage tasks like cooking a meal, then use our free resources to get started today.

Deepness Dementia Wellbeing College provide a range of other fantastic wellbeing courses created by people living with dementia, including Living Well with Dementia, Living Well with your Money and many more. You can find out more about these courses on their website.