Dementia & Nutrition

Course Overview

This (QCF) short course explains how poor nutrition can contribute to an individual’s experience of dementia and how cognitive, functional and emotional changes associated with dementia can affect eating, drinking and nutrition.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone working in dementia care

How long is the course?

Half a day

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will understand:

– How cognitive, functional & emotional changes associated with dementia can affect eating, drinking and nutrition

– How poor nutrition can contribute to an individual’s experience of dementia

– How other health and emotional conditions may affect the nutritional needs of an individual with dementia

– The importance of recognising and meeting an individual’s personal and cultural preferences for food and drink

– Why it is important to include a variety of food and drink in the diet of a person with dementia

– How mealtime cultures and environment can be a barrier to meeting the nutritional needs of an individual with dementia

– How mealtime environments and food presentation can be designed to help an individual to eat & drink

– How a person-centred approach can support an individual with dementia at different levels of ability, to eat and drink

Testimonials

“Should be mandatory for all staff who work with service users with dementia” – Assistant Manager, Day Services, Hertfordshire

*Talking Life has a wide range of dementia training available, delivered by experienced practitioners. If you dont see the specific topic you are looking for, please contact us for further information on 0151-632-0662 or email: enquiries@talkinglife.co.uk

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