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Improving nutrition and hydration in older people with dementia in care homes.

Murphy, J. L., 2022. Improving nutrition and hydration in older people with dementia in care homes. Nursing Older People. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.7748/nop.2022.e1389

Abstract

Dementia can have significant adverse effects on people's ability to eat and drink sufficiently. People with dementia can experience malnutrition and unintentional weight loss at any stage of the condition, but these occur more often in the middle and late stages. It is important that nurses and care staff working in care homes have the appropriate knowledge and skills to provide optimal nutritional care to residents, thereby improving their health, well-being and quality of life. This article provides an overview of nutrition and hydration issues commonly experienced by people with dementia. It explores common causes of suboptimal nutrition and hydration, outlines tools for nutritional screening and assessment and discusses interventions to improve the nutritional care of care home residents with dementia.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1472-0795
Uncontrolled Keywords:care homes; clinical; dementia; hydration; malnutrition; neurology; nursing homes; nutrition; nutritional assessment; nutritional care; nutritional intake; nutritional support; older people
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:37495
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:12 Sep 2022 13:42
Last Modified:12 Sep 2022 13:42

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