In Hong Kong, 80% of the people with swallowing difficulties are elderly. Although there is an option of soft foods in most of the hospitals and elderly care centres, the conventional soft foods are usually unsightly and unpalatable. As a result, the elderly’s desire to eat may decrease, which would negatively affect their health. To address this issue, a social enterprise named Sweet Stories started to design delicious, healthy, and visually-appealing soft foods for the elderly.
To learn more about soft food, please refer to the attached full-text articles for details. There are also news regarding gerontechnology, elderly depression etc. Take a look and learn more from the articles we have included in this issue.
• 社企軟餐新煮意 助吞咽困難患者 [Source: 獨立媒體(20191010)]
• 居家安老大勢所趨 家居及社區照顧服務人員 講求多元技能與應變 [Source: 明報JUMP (20191004)]
• 藍牙GPS雙系統追蹤 港產智能輪椅防長者走失 [Source: 信報財經新聞(20191008)]
• 凝聚醫社力量 改善基層醫療 [Source: 香港經濟日報(20191010)]
• Society sans respected elders [Source: Korea Times(20191003)]
• Number of elderly on anti-depressants doubles in 20 years - despite no increase in the amount of people who have depression, major study reveals [Source: Daily Mail(20191007)]
• Social connections boost resilience among elderly after disaster [Source: Harvard School of Public Health(20191008)]
• French elderly care home residents surf in Channel [Source: The Connexion (20191009)]
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