Dementia Unit 366

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Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia. Outcome 1 1) People with dementia can easily forget to eat and drink or if they have eaten or drunk sometimes they want more when they have already eaten, they can for get their likes / disli,kes, these can have various consequences to their well being I.e Lose / gain weight , eat the wrong foods especially if they have dietary problems ( diabetic or allergies, high cholesterol. Some people with dementia need observing, prompting and encouragement. 2) Poor nutrition due to lack of sustenance can cause brain and health deterioration as not they are not getting the correct balanced diet. 3) Forgetting to eat or drink/ eaten or drunk can cause distress and emotional problems, also could cause health problems I.e Bowl movement, bladder problems (UTI’s), challenging behaviour, problems when assisting to eat. 4) Religion can have an affect on dietary needs as certain foods/ drinks can not be eaten, Allergies and dietary problems can not eat certain foods/ drinks as these could cause health problems. 5) The body needs a variety of foods to prevent illness, different food types give different nutrients the body needs for a healthy balanced diet. Outcome 2 1) Mealtime environments can cause challenging behaviour, small area causes restriction, distractions from other people and awareness of their surroundings, always check their preferences individuals notes in care plan or information from family. They could have cultural differences for certain foods or health problems for certain foods that they can not have. 2) To help people with dementia at meal times, food could be presented in an appetising, colourful, appealing to the eye, give a variation with food make the environment pleasant and clean, airy quiet if possible so they can concentrate. 3) Person centred
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