Eating Well with Dementia
Eating Well with Dementia
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|NDR-UK Ref No:||9006|
|Publication Format:||A5 leaflet|
A guide for carers of people with dementia to support eating and drinking for nourishment and well being.
Enforcement of healthy eating messages for self-management - advice is easily understood requiring no additional explanation.
Reduce the risk of poor/under nutrition and related stress for people with dementia and their carers.
- The Target Group will be aware of behaviour changes of people with dementia that can affect their eating and drinking habits.
- The Target Group will understand nutrition challenges faced by people with dementia and that these are varied and person-specific.
- The Target Group will be able to apply practical measures to improve nutritional intake and limit stress/anxiety if/when eating and drinking difficulties arise.
- Nutritional recommendations are based on standard DRVs with guidance/adaptations to support standard symptomology, changes in food preferences and hunger/thirst cues.
- Eatwell guide not included.
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