This tableware is specifically made for people with Alzheimer's
This designer created a line of tableware with her loved-ones in mind.
San Francisco based industrial designer, Sha Yao created Eatwell, a tableware set designed for people with dementia and other impairments. While the words are usually used interchangeably, Dementia refers to a group of symptoms, while Alzheimer's is a disease.
After her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Yao began volunteering at an Alzheimer's clinic to better understand the disease. Over time progressed, she noticed that patients were not only under-eating, but they tended to spill their food and knock over cups quite regularly.
After doing some research, she came across some interesting statistics. A Boston University study revealed that Dementia patients eat 24% more food and drink 84% more liquid when meals are served in brightly colors tableware. That's where Eatwell comes in.
Watch Yao's video below to learn more:
In 2014, Yao was awarded first prize and $10,000 at the Stanford Center on Longevity's Design Challenge. She now runs her own design firm...and she says she owes it all to her late grandmother.
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