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Winter Tips – new booklet for people who find food difficult over the winter

Posted December 7th 2016 by Ruth

Winter Tips booklet cover

As part of our Food Buddies project we have put together a booklet of Winter Tips for people who find food challenging, whether that be because of dementia or other health reasons.

It is a small book of practical tips that families find make life easier. The tips come from:

  • People living with dementia.
  • Other people who have health problems or are finding food is sometimes a challenge.
  • Families who have a relative who is affected by dementia.

The booklet includes:

  • General food tips – around food for any time of year.
  • Shopping tips for winter.
  • Suggestions for Christmas and New Year.
  • Easy winter warmers – recipes and suggestions for food that are nice and cosy for this time of year.

Download the booklet, share it with others and do let us know if you have any of your own tips around for winter and the foods that you enjoy.

Our Winter Tips Launch Event

You’re very welcome to join us for a light lunch & mince pies to launch our Winter Tips booklet

This is taking place on Thursday 15th December (11am-1.30pm) at Lesser Hall, St Boswells

Download a flyer for the event

Other resources

You might also find these resources useful:

Eating well with dementia – a carers’ guide

Cook at Home Recipe Book

Food Buddies on Facebook

Keep up with our Food Buddies news by liking the pages Facebook:

Borders Food Buddies

Falkirk Food Buddies



  • Posted by Stories from the ulabscot community – Co-sensing – “Having different and better conversations” – U.Lab Scotland on March 23rd 2017
    […] They have also just launched their first resource, a set of tips and recipes to make it easier for people living with dementia and for other older people over the winter.  You can read these and find out more here. […]
  • Posted by M on January 18th 2017
    This is a brilliant wee book for anyone, not just those caring for someone with dementia. I love the wee story about the wee boy and his granny on Christmas Day. So sweet.

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