Nutrition in Dementia Care
Food for the Soul
Food sustains us physically, but it also serves a huge role in sustaining companionship, belonging, culture, stress relief, identity, role and emotional wellbeing. If we just view food as calories and required nutritional components, we miss the human link, the psychological link that binds us all to food and drink.
In dementia we will need to work with the emotional role of food in order to get the client to maintain a nutritious diet. This day long course goes into the nuances of food/drink and the psyche, why we eat as we do. On completion of the course the delegate will be more aware of how a Person-Centred Approach to what, when and how a person eats is the key to sustaining calorie intake and hydration levels.
Suitable for dietary staff, dining attendants, care staff and nurses.
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