As dementia progresses, the person is likely to need more support to meet their needs. 1.3 OUTLINE HOW OTHER HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL CONDITION MAY AFFECT THE NUTRITIONAL NEEDS… There are many reasons why a person may turn down food and drink. Loss of appetite can be a sign of depression. Depression is common in people with dementia. Social isolation can also be a big factor for loss of appetite Forgetfulness Illness and medications can result in reduced appetite and difficulties with shopping, preparing and eating food.
GR 230 Nutrition in Health & Disease Chapter 2 Assignments 1. What are the consequences of slowed digestion in older adults? The consequences of a slowed digestive symptoms in older adults ranges from different disorders effects. Disorders like gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) will that affect the mouth and esophagus may make eating and swallowing difficult may trigger heartburn or pain in the chest in older adults. This causes frustration and reduce the willingness to eat.
This means that for the individual who suffers from 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 have been prepared. The same will also apply to drinking. Older people are prone to malnutrition and dehydration and this can become more of a problem for those with Dementia putting their health at risk. Functional changes is losing the ability to be able to remember how to eat or using utensils and drinking implements i.e. a glass or a cup.
As with other eating disorder sufferers, they negatively evaluate their body shape and weight. They may find comfort in food if they are stressed or unhappy, then feel guilty after bingeing. As the disorder becomes a dominant part of their life, the sufferer may become withdrawn and isolated. Eating disorder 2: Anorexia nervosa sufferers have a distorted body image, which is at the heart of the condition. They constantly worry about their weight and are obsessed with being thin.
Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia Unit 4222-366: Amy Shanks Outcome 1 Understand the nutritional needs that are unique to indivivuals with dementia 1. Inability to express one's needs or desires, ability to hold or use utensils, remembing to eat and distinguish the food from the plate, to suffer from a vision impairment, hearing loss, to maintain appropriate posture (sit upright)have the inability to move food inside the mouth, chewing or swallowing problems, depression, distress, excessive pacing that may increase calorie use, having difficulty sitting down for meals can contribute to poor diet and fluid intake, healthy nutrition for an individual with dementia 2. An individual with dementia who is suffering from poor nutrition can have an increase in behavioral symptoms and suffer from weight loss 3. Other health and emotional conditions: chronic diseases that decrease appetite, such as diabetes, bowel and cardiac problems, also certain medications can decrease appetite. The environment can have effects such as noise, confusion, too much visual stimulation, poor lighting, unpleasant odours, and uncomfortable room temperature 4. it is important to recognise and meet an individuals personal and cultural preferences concerning food and drink as the individual could find the food unappealing, have difficulty eating the foods that are offered due to smells, flavours and textures, difficulty can also arise if too many foods are offered at one time 5.
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.
The child is often made fun of, not accepted around certain teams and crowds. This leads to low self-esteem and depression. An individual that’s not a parent can even take place in a child’s life that’s going through these situations. They can set aside different activities and even coach them on ways in reducing an overweight problem. Majority of the times parents aren’t home enough with their child to give them a well prepared and healthy meal, more times parents just came from work and order fast food.
Anorexia is a eating disorder where a person goes through a period of only eating a certain amount of food, so that they can lose weight because they may have a self-esteem disorder and refuse to eat as much as they used to. And when they notice that they are losing weight they want to be able to lose more because they are not satisfied. Anorexia can also give a person a sense of control they can be able to control what they eat. So in this study case Beth had a problem with how she looked and was afraid of if she was going to be overweight. So she began to eat less and when eating less and getting way to skinny for her height she began to have problems and ended up missing menstrual cycles.
Stop them from mixing and meeting people. Signs of this could be a person becomes withdrawn, unable to make decisions. Quiet and afraid to speak up for themselves. Self-Neglect: To stop attending to needs such as personal hygiene or wearing appropriate clothing. Eating habits may change or deteriorate.
Many clients could start to feel down on themselves and use that food for comfort; however, there are those who have the reverse effect and when they are depressed they choose not to eat food at all. A lot of people with eating disorders have negative self-images or have some form of mental illness that causes them to think negative thoughts about their body. Mediators are great for things like group counseling because they allow women to discuss their triggers and reasons for their eating disorders and the mediator can use other people’s experiences to help assist in redirecting client’s way of thinking and also help prevent any tension that could be created during the discussion. Mediators can help clients see