It can mean that tasks such as making a cup of tea, or a sandwich can no longer be completed. Mobility is often affected in advanced dementia, which may mean individuals, can no longer physically, hold or lift items needed to eat and drink. People can often become withdrawn and depressed within dementia, and often this causes issues around eating, as emotional mood can greatly affect appetite. It can sometimes mean that people do not want to eat, have no will to and lack the function to have, or prepare a meal. However, Dementia can have the opposite effect.
Secondly, functional changes that may occur with someone with dementia is that they may have had a stroke or have weakness in using limbs which would affect them using utensils such as a knife and fork for instance not having the strength to lift the fork to their mouth. Or they may have lost strength within the swallowing or chewing, this would significantly affect a person in reference to eating drinking and nutrition. This can lead to a person not being able to eat and therefore losing weight and possibly malnourished and becoming dehydrated. Thirdly, emotional changes can affect eating, drinking and nutrition in a huge way. For instance people with dementia can be affected by grief as in the most common of circumstances they are elderly and may have suffered the loss of a partner.
If this is preferred then to promote their dignity food presented for that function should be laid out. Emotional Changes can be the negative emotions brought about from the confused state of mind brought on by the Dementia. In other words they might not understand that there is something wrong with them but the behaviours of others might lead them to feeling something is wrong, which causes stress. 1.2)Not eating enough can lead to weight loss and other problems including vulnerability to infection, reduced muscle strength and fatigue. People with dementia may become dehydrated if they are unable to communicate or recognise that they are thirsty, or if they forget to drink.
Learners will examine the principal psychological perspectives and then apply them to the health and social care sectors to gain understanding of the potential value of psychology in these sectors. On completion of this unit learners will have considered the psychological approach to studying health and social care. The unit encourages reflection, and will be valuable to those learners intending to work with people in a caring capacity. It will also be useful to learners who intend to progress to study at a higher level. The psychological approach is embedded in several other units in the programme and is extended, in particular, in Unit 29: Applied Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care, and Unit 30: Health Psychology.
Unit 366 Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia Outcome 1 1 Describe how cognitive, functional and emotional changes associated with dementia can affect eating, drinking and nutrition. Cognitive(thought processing) problems- affecting people's memory, their ability to learn new things, their understanding and problem solving ability. Dementia is brought about by a section of the brain being effected by the cells dying. This will effect the memory and all that we have learnt from birth, how to talk, eat and function in a normal way becomes almost impossible. This means for the individual who has dementia, that the means and importance of food can be forgotten or that they just forget that they are hungry, or forget to eat what has been prepared.
Assessment Report for Mr. Brown LaMont Barre Duncain College Assessment Report for Mr. Brown Good morning Mr. Brown. My name is LaMont. I am a physician’s assistant and I will be discussing the results of your recent cholesterol panel. During this appointment we will be reviewing the significance of your results as it directly relates to your heart as well as, formulating a plan of care to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Before we begin, are there any specific questions that you have about cholesterol and how it can affect your health?
CU1672 – UNDERSTAND AND MEET THE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DEMENTIA 1.4 EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF RECOGNISING AND MEETING AN INDIVIDUAL’S PERSONAL AND CULTURAL PREFERENCES FOR FOOD AND DRINK. The Dietary needs of an individual in our care will need to be assessed to ensure that we can provide for our clients dietary requirements. This might be as a result of a medical reason such as diabetes, medication they are prescribed, allergies against certain foods like nuts, they may have to have a gluten free diet, or the patient may be under or overweight and require a specialist diet. In recognising our client’s right to have a choice in the food they eat we should ensure our clients maintain as an individual, and we should promote a positive mental health to our clients.
DEM 302 Understanding and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia. 1.1 Describe how cognitive, functional and emotional changes associated with dementia can affect eating. If the individuals cognitive ability is impaired they could forget to eat and drink, as well as think that they haven’t been fed, we might think they had a drink or eaten their food where as they might have tipped their drink down the sink or thrown their food away. If the functional ability changes it could mean that they can’t hold cutlery or hold a drink, therefore unable to feed themselves or feed themselves properly. When the emotional state changes they may become stressed and not want to eat or drink and may also forget that they need to
St. John Providence offers a cooking class where diabetes patients can acquire hearty healthy recipes. The site also has a health library in which patient can search medical terminology and illnesses for better understanding of certain conditions. The website provides many useful amenities for patients and medical professionals. One can find a doctor of choice according to his or her specialization; choose a location that may be closer to one’s home. The professional provider can find this site useful for medical continuation courses,
Using the nutrition care process should lead the registered dietitian to a more efficient and effective treatment, in addition to greater recognition for the role they play in all care settings. The Nutrition Care Process and Model was designed to incorporate a scientific base that moves away from the previous experience based practices of nutrition professionals to a more evidence-based approach. The Nutrition Care Process was originally published as part of the Nutrition Care Model. The Nutrition Care Model is a graphic visualization (see attachment) that illustrates the steps of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP). The graphic illustrates the internal and external factors that affect the nutrition care process and thus the patient.