The richness of red appeals to the senses - fun, vibrant, cheery not dreary, bold not boring.
And the opposite of institutional.
Red contrasts with food
For individuals with limited vision, Alzheimer's patients in particular, red has a functional beauty as well. Because it contrasts with many foods, red tableware can improve food intake.
Almost 40% of Alzheimer’s patients experience significant weight loss. A Boston University study suggests that this weight loss is at least partially due to reduced color sensitivity. Increasing visual contrast between food and container improved food and liquid intake among advanced Alzheimer’s patients.
When light colored food and drink were placed on standard light colored tableware, individuals with Alzheimer’s appeared to have trouble distinguishing one from the other. When tableware was used that offered a high contrast to the food and drink (i.e.: bright red and bright blue), participants in the study increased their food intake by 24% and liquid intake by 84% (Clinical Nutrition 20 04).
Better results, without coaxing or hand-wringing!
This dining set is made up of high-visibility, coordinated red tableware, including: Partitioned scoop dish with lid Inner-lip™ plate Drinking cup Built-up fork Built-up spoon
The partitioned scoop dish and inner-lip plate are shaped to minimize food spill-over. The flatware spoon and fork have easy-grip, thickened handles to provide superior grip for weakened hands.