Soft gels on the basis of strained food are offered as the preferred form of nutrition in cases where the consumption of solid food is no longer possible due to chewing or swallowing difficulties as a result of Alzheimer’s disease/dementia, Parkinson’s disease, diseases of the mouth or teeth, or a narrowing of the oesophagus.
The form of nutrition suitable for the patient must always be agreed in close consultation with the attending physician. It is desirable here to introduce the patient to a normal diet via the intermediate steps of strained food, followed by pureed food which may already contain the tiniest particles of solid food.
“Fingerfood” and “Eat by Walking” are nutritional concepts which can also be realized with gelled food. This form of nutrition represents a suitable solution precisely for dementia patients, who easily forget to eat and often have a high calorie requirement due to their hyperactivity. Food is placed in small pieces along the routes the patient usually takes and in this way is always present and within reach.