Nutrition and dignity in care for people with dementia

This source preferred by Joanne Holmes

Authors: Holmes, J. and Murphy, J.

Journal: Nursing and Residential Care

Volume: 16

Issue: 9

Pages: 501-503

ISSN: 1465-9301

Key points: • Care-givers are in a prime position to provide appropriate nutrition and dignity in care. • There are no standard evidence based nutritional guidelines for managing people with dementia. • Delivery of nutritional care should be person-centred and tailored to suit individual needs.

  • Factors that enhance the meal experience for eating and drinking are important to deliver nutritional care in dementia.
  • All care-givers should receive nutrition education and training as an essential part of mandatory workforce development
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