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Practical Nutrition and Hydration for Dementia-Friendly Mealtimes

by Lee Martin Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
01/2019
ISBN:
9781849057004
Format:
Pbk 264 pages
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Due to the related cognitive decline, the majority of people with dementia will experience a reduction in mealtime abilities at some stage of the disease. Changes in mealtime abilities can lead to malnutrition and related issues for the person with dementia, and feelings of powerlessness and worry for carers. Despite this, there is a current lack of information on how to deal with this complex issue. In this accessible guide, Lee Martin offers simple, practical and cost-effective solutions to ensure healthy and enjoyable eating for people with dementia. Presenting clinical advice in everyday language, this is the perfect book for unpaid carers and healthcare professionals alike.


 


Market: Care home managers; professional carers; nurses; doctors and GPs; nutritional therapists; dieticians; occupational therapists; speech and language therapists; social workers; researchers; policy makers; other dementia care professionals; students in these fields. Also unpaid and family carers.

1.Dementia. 2. Feeding Difficulties & Dementia. 3. Nutritional Implications For Dementia. 4. Caring Implications For Nutrition & Dementia. 5. Practical Solutions For Managing Feeding Abilities in Dementia. 6. Summary & Conclusions.

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