Practical Nutrition and Hydration

Practical Nutrition and Hydration for Dementia-Friendly Mealtimes

  • Full Title : Practical Nutrition and Hydration for Dementia-Friendly Mealtimes
  • Autor: Martin
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1 edition
  • Publication Date: January 21, 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849057001
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849057004
  • Download File Format | Size: pdf | 975,66 Kb

 

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Presenting simple and cost-effective solutions for maintaining and improving mealtime abilities, this book discusses the practical aspects of eating and drinking as part of person-centred dementia care.

Due to cognitive decline, changes in mealtime abilities can lead to malnutrition and related issues for people with dementia, alongside feelings of powerlessness and isolation. This research-informed book explains how to make the most of mealtimes for increased nutritional intake, socialising, and food enjoyment, in a range of care settings. The book covers topics such as the physical act of eating and drinking, creating a comfortable and friendly dining environment, using appropriate tableware, and dealing with common issues such as problems with swallowing and choking.

 

Book Description

A guide to managing mealtime abilities to ensure good nutrition and hydration for people with dementia

From the Author

Lee Martin is a London-based registered dietician with over 5 years of experience in the NHS.

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