Nutrition and Dementia: a review of available research

Posted by on March 7, 2014 in Active & Supportive Communities, Home Page, Information & Advice, My Support My Money, Workforce | 0 comments

An international study by Alzheimer’s Disease International found that under-nutrition in people with dementia is a major problem, with 20 to 45 percent of people experiencing a clinically significant weight loss over one year, with particular problems in hospitals and care homes. The study calls for health and social care to be more aware of this problem, and sets out action that can be taken to improve nutrition, such as modifying the mealtime environment and supporting and training carers. It recommends more research into the dietary factors that may prevent or postpone dementia.


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