In the lead up to National Biscuit Day, our brighterkind care homes have put their aprons on and pulled out the baking trays. The smell of home baking is filling our homes and our residents are enjoying a variety of tasty cookies and biscuits.
In older age loss of appetite is common, which can make mealtimes a struggle, however, baking can help stimulate the senses making eating enjoyable again. For example, the sound of the blender, the feel of the dough and the smell of the bakes in the oven can all act as positive stimulants for individuals and unlock happy memories.
Here at brighterkind, we run regular baking sessions as part of our Magic Moments Together activities programme. It can be a relaxing time and a great way for our residents to practice their culinary skills and benefit from the great social occasion. The delightful smells and satisfaction of baking a sweet treat is hugely rewarding and helps create a happy and comforting experience.
So you can enjoy your baked cookies without feeling guilty about the calories this National Biscuit Day!
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