Often just knowing that we are thirsty as opposed to hungry will lead to a better choice being made in selecting drink over food. As cognitive function deteriorates in the dementia patient these decisions are obviously effected more so. In the extreme a dementia patient will not realise that they are dehydrated or that they are hungry and will go without food and drink for longer periods then perhaps is healthy unless they are prompted by their carers to receive nutrition This factor must also be balanced against the fact that older, sentient, people often need less food and drink then younger more active people and a good carer will also be conscious of this Dementia can effect the choices that a person makes on the type of food they want to eat. For example we have a lady called Joyce who prefers foods (and drinks) that are white. (She also prefers her chair to be white so you can see the level of dementia being dealt with here).
Instead, some people find easier to pick up food by hand, so finger food should be provided. This might be a good way to avoid confusion and distress for a client. If person finds it easier food should be laid out for a client promoting their dignity. Emotional change can be negative emotions about the confused state when individual may not understand that there is something wrong, but behaviour of others may lead them to feeling something is wrong, which often causes stress to individual with dementia. 2.
Becoming depressed can make them feel like they want to be on their own most of the time therefore becoming socially isolated can also affect the nutritional needs as they don’t feel like eating and most likely wont. 1.4 Explain the importance of recognising and meeting individuals personal and cultural preferences for food and drink. It is very important to recognise what an individual likes to eat and drink and what they don’t like. If you don’t recognise these you are not meeting their preferences and that will cause them to not eat and drink instead of realising that it is something they don’t like. When you know what they do like you can always assure that there is always something available.
Each service user is different and they all like/ dislike different foods. Some service users are able to tell staff as to what they do and don’t like. As for some individuals have difficulties explaining things, but some information like this will more than likely be found on their own care plan. Also some service users may have other things to be aware of such as diabetes eating less sugary things or bad oral hygiene not allowing them to eat solid foods. In this case I would seek guidance for their care plan and GP as to what is acceptable for them to be having.
Sometimes people do things without thinking about their health. That’s why having overeating habits is very bad and can cause obesity. Both readings, “The Wages of Sin” and “In Gorging, Truth” support comparisons that are effective in different ways. Both reading give examples of how people affected by society and this can cause health issues. That’s why they tend to overeat and get overweight.
This can be caused by the mind forgetting how to do something, or making the task become more difficult to preform. Emotional- depending on the type of dementia a person has they may refuse to eat all together, this could be caused by the mind simply telling them that they are not hungry or thirsty when they actually are, this can happen quite often and is usually caused by a problem causing them to get upset or angry. Using techniques like reminiscence is a good way to encourage eating and drinking for both of these can be stimulating to smells and taste that they enjoy and in some cases find living in the past to them is normal. 1.2- Explain how poor nutrition can contribute to an individuals experience of dementia. Poor nutrition can in turn worsen the symptoms of dementia for individuals.
Unit 222- Support individuals to eat and drink. 222.1.3- Some people might refuse to eat some food that has been given to them. They will have been given this food because it is what it says they need in their care plan such as a liquidised diet or a soft diet. If someone is on one of these diets then they might not be able to choose what they want to eat and then this will cause problems between the individual and the care assistant. However, there are some ways that you can resolve these difficulties and dilemmas.
However, the operant conditioning side was used by Dollard and Miller in 1951, which they claimed was more complex as the infant feels uncomfortable when they are hungry and their primary caregiver reduces that discomfort whilst pleasuring them hence them becoming attached. There are some positive aspects in this explanation such as that we all learn through association as well as reinforcement which this explanation is based on. Yet, on the other hand food may not be the main reinforcer as attention and responsiveness form a caregiver are also rewarding. Unfortunately for the Learning Theory there is an increasingly high weakness to strength ratio. For example; a study by Harlow demonstrated that food isn’t everything as his study concerned monkeys who were raised by their own two wire mothers, however one was covered with a cloth and offered no food whilst the other offered food without comfort.
Although the use of Ephedra may have many side effects and weight that was lost may resurface, it is still effective in assisting those who are struggling with obesity. Alternative therapy for this issue would focus more so on making lifestyle changes as well as changes within the diet where herbal supplements will be used to help assist smoother yet healthier transition providing better and long-lasting results (University of Vermont, 2006). Complementary therapy would include a very invasive approach to obesity as it would be the equivalent to bariatric surgery. This procedure would assist those who are obese by making their stomach smaller which would cut down food portions and eventually lead to weight lost. However, this method is quite
For example if your body is starting to run low on energy because you have not eaten for a while it may cause you to feel cold or tired. This is because the nervous system and brain can anticipate changes before they happen. This way our brain can tell us to eat something so that we can receive the energy we need before we reach the low energy state. Homeostatic mechanisms play an important role in the how the heartbeat is regulated. The heart itself is controlled by the autonomic