Cooking can be hard. It requires memory, problem solving, safety awareness, and multi-tasking, all things that can be more difficult after a brain injury. Here at Galaxy Brain and Therapy Center, we work to simplify tasks such as cooking with customized and detailed step-by-step directions. Comprehensive directions decrease the cognitive demands of the task and helps to eliminate accidents.
Some helpful tips for customizing recipes:
- Use check boxes to help the chef to remember when each step is completed.
- Include safety cues in the directions to decrease accidents.
- Keep the recipes simple and gradually work up to more complex meals. One pot meals are a GREAT starting point for someone just returning to cooking.