Swallowing Difficulties and Soft Diets

Difficulties With Swallowing In the later stages of dementia, a person living with dementia can develop severe difficulties with swallowing. Changes in parts of the brain that control swallowing may

Undernutrition & Weight Loss

Undernutrition and weight loss are prevalent issues worldwide amongst persons living with dementia, often worsening as dementia progresses. 20 to 45% of persons living with dementia living in the community

Nutrition & Hydration

As dementia progresses, a person may lose weight and suffer from undernutrition due to reduced appetite, declining cognitive function and behavioural changes. Eating a balanced diet and drinking sufficient fluids

Improving Eating Environment & Appetite

How Can You Improve the Eating Environment? While it is essential to pay attention to the nutritional aspects of a meal by providing regular, healthy and balanced meals, another important

Mealtime Behaviours

Persons living with dementia may sometimes refuse to eat. They may become angry, agitated, or challenging to feed during mealtimes. This can happen for a variety of reasons: Disliking the

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