A rapidly aging population creates significant issues in maintaining the health and wellbeing of the elderly demographic [1]. Cognitive impairment can progressively diminish a person's memory, orientation, verbal skills, visuospatial ability, abstract reasoning, and attentional skills [2], hence, increasing the need for assistance with everyday activities. In general, this population overwhelmingly prefers to stay in their homes and age-in-place as independently as possible [3]. However, a decline in cognitive abilities may make it difficult to maintain such independence in the comfort of their own homes.

In order to facilitate independent living, it is important that older adults be able to perform instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). Due to the prevalence of malnutrition in elderly individuals, particularly those with cognitive impairments, promoting healthy meal preparation and eating habits is pertinent to maintaining quality of life. To date, even though...

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