Unit 49;Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia. 1) Understand the nutritional needs that are unique to individuals with dementia. 1.1) Describe how cognitive, functional, and emotional changes associated with dementia can affect eating, drinking and nutrition; Symptoms associated with dementia, can have detrimental effect on individuals, if they are not addressed and resolved. In some individuals, cognitive impairments interfere with the sequences and patterns associated with completing tasks, so, remembering how to use items such as cutlery, drinking cups etc, and the order, or way in which to use them are lost. It can mean that tasks such as making a cup of tea, or a sandwich can no longer be completed.
This means that person with dementia can forget how important it is to eat and drink. They also may lose sense of hunger and thirst. It can become problem putting client’s health at risk. Functional change is losing ability to remember how to eat using cutlery. Instead, some people find easier to pick up food by hand, so finger food should be provided.
For example: A Service user cannot understand a menu when It is present in a list form , so we could help them make their choice by getting images of meals they would be presented with to eat. Also try to explain the importance of a healthy diet. If the dilemma was to be a reoccurrence or become a bigger issue at meal times, it would be a good idea to report it to the NIC or the service users case manager to then discuss other options available with the chef. 2. Each service user is different and they all like/ dislike different foods.
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
Unit 57- Support individuals to eat and drink 1. Describe ways to resolve any difficulties or dilemmas about the choice of food and drink (1.1.3) Some people might refuse to eat the food that have been given to them. They may have difficulty in eating and may be given food in a liquidised form or soft diet as this could be what it states in their care plan. If someone is on one of these diets then they may not be able to choose what they want to eat, this can cause problems between the service user and supporting staff members. This can be resolved by reporting the issue to your senior member of staff on shift or your manager.
Unit 49 DEM302 Understand and Meet the Nutritional Requirements of Individuals with Dementia This unit is about understanding that individuals may have specific nutritional needs because of their experience of dementia. Learners will develop their knowledge and skills in meeting these nutritional requirements and be able to provide evidence of their competence to enable individuals with dementia to eat and drink well. Question 1 Describe how cognitive, functional and emotional changes associated with dementia can affect eating, drinking and nutrition. (1.1) A dementia patient will make poorer choices about the foods and drinks they wish to consume. Often just knowing that we are thirsty as opposed to hungry will lead to a better choice being made in selecting drink over food.
The person may want to keep a food diary to help discover which foods make their condition worse and avoid them in the future. Some experts believe probiotic yoghurt drinks help settle the stomach and the nerves in the gut. • Lactose Intolerance is very common. It’s when people can’t tolerate the natural sugar found in
But the form is not as simple as it seems. It actually is used in different programs within the Food Service career. One of the uses that comes to my mind is the normal operations of the Dining Facility. The 1038 breaks things down to every aspect that good management needs to adhere to. For myself, this form is like a bible to guide me in the right direction on all areas of the Dining facility that I may not
We are all different from heads to toes; our body system is different from everyone else. There are many points that Pollan is trying to point out, but I will provide you with different meals that I want to share with you and that will be healthy and not everything is like Pollan tries to explain. There are many different types of bodies, most likely divided into three sections the first one would be slim, then it would be a fit body, and lastly a thick body. Thin people just have a different type of metabolism which burns the food faster. This means that they need different types of nutrition’s.
The same will apply to drinking. With older people who are prone to malnutrition and dehydration this can become more of a problem with Dementia putting their health at risk. Functional problems - affecting ability to carry out normal daily activities such as washing, dressing, and cooking meals Functional changes is losing the ability to remember how to eat or using utensils and drinking implements and instead might be better encouraged to pick up food buffet style or finger food. This might be as a way to overcome their loss of ability to function as they once did and rather than become distressed and confused they prefer to just pick up food. If this is preferred then to promote their dignity food presented for that function should be laid out.