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Unit 366 Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia Outcome 2 1 Describe how mealtime cultures and environments can be a barrier to meeting the nutritional needs of an individual with dementia. Mealtime cultures such as having strict mealtimes and meal sizes, certain number of courses and in certain orders such as starter, main,dessert may not adhere to the needs of a person with dementia. Their tastes may have changed and may not wish to eat the meals set out for them in a particular traditional order. They may not wish to eat at the same time as everybody else or may wish to eat small amounts more often. By trying to stick to normal mealtime cultures, this can be a barrier to the nutritional needs
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