Believe it or not, baking isn’t just about creating a culinary masterpiece, it’s about relaxing and unwinding. Studies have shown that baking can be an effective form of therapy that can help to aid relaxation and reduce stress. Since baking stimulates the senses, it can be an effective tool for encouraging dementia sufferers to start enjoying food again.
This week, two of our residents, shared their fruit cake recipe with us and cooked their version of a fruit cake for the rest of our residents. The beautiful aroma and the keen interest of the participating residents, created a relaxing atmosphere in our kitchen and dining area, which was memorable for all
At tea time all our residents shared and enjoyed eating their own baked fruit cake !