Kanta

Kanta had been feeling lately that her religious beliefs were slipping away due to her memory loss. Having ECL’s support to follow the correct Jain diet has improved Kanta’s wellbeing and mood and keeps her close to her faith.

Kanta

“I am so pleased to have a place at Charles Dickens, when I am at home, I feel so depressed, but coming here cheers me up.” Kanta.

Kanta is a sociable lady who enjoys sewing, arts and crafts, she has been attending ECL Chelmsford (Charles Dickens) for several years and has slowly increased the amount of time she spends there.

Kanta follows the Jainism faith, a religion of self-help, but living with dementia Kanta struggles to cook food for herself and shop for the requirements of a Jain diet.

With Kanta’s help, the staff at Charles Dickens developed a Jain menu which is strictly vegetarian but excludes root vegetables and some types of fruits. They sent it over to ECL Greenacres, where the chef was happy to create a specialist menu for Kanta that offered her daily choices.

Now Kanta eats a hot meal whenever she is at Charles Dickens’ and can maintain her nutrition in line with her religious beliefs.

“I am so pleased to have a place at Charles Dickens, when I am at home, I feel so depressed, but coming here cheers me up.” Kanta, ECL Chelmsford (Charles Dickens) customer

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