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Practical Nutrition and Hydration for Dementia-Friendly Mealtimes

Practical Nutrition and Hydration for Dementia-Friendly Mealtimes

Lee Martin. Foreword by Caroline Lecko

Quick Overview

This book offers guidance on ensuring that individuals with dementia can maintain a high standard of nutritional intake alongside increased independence at mealtimes. It explains how dementia impacts on mealtime abilities, with practical guidance on how to enhance these abilities and interventions for overcoming common issues.
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Paperback / softback
2019, 7.56in x 6.06in / 192mm x 154mm, 264pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-700-4
2019, ePUB
ISBN: 978-1-78450-221-8
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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.


By (author): Lee Martin