In Brief

San Francisco art student creates memory-supporting place settings called Eatwell

Among the many large and small horrors of living with dementia is a growing inability to care for basic daily needs. As the memory goes, the ability to eat healthy meals—and sometimes remember to eat at all—also begins to fade. The Eatwell tableware set was specifically designed to help with both the mental and physical challenges of self-care with dementia.

The creator, Sha Yao, had a grandmother who battled Alzheimer’s disease.

Yao began to volunteer at a local senior care center to assist with her, and other residents. She noticed that those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia often had difficulty with mealtimes, and responded with research and a series of tableware prototypes.

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