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Brief Published: 27 Aug 2015

Tableware for Dementia Sufferers

Sha Yao's Eatwell tableware

US-based student Sha Yao has designed a tableware set that includes 20 different features to help dementia sufferers eat and drink more independently.

The tableware, which has recently reached its funding goal on crowdfunding website Indiegogo, comprises a yellow set for consuming solid foods and a red set for soups and broths. Each bowl features a slanted basin that allows for ease of movement.

The spoons come in left- and right-handed versions and are designed to work with the shape of the bowls in order to make scooping food easier. The handles are curved to perfectly fit in a person’s hand. The tableware sets also encompass anti-tipping cups that feature a wide base to help prevent spillages and include attachable lids that can be used with straws.

For further exploration of enabling design, see Lions Health 2014: Steady Spoon and Scent & Dementia. Meanwhile, wider tableware trends are revealed in Food Presentation Trends: Plating & Tableware