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Promoting mealtime function in people with dementia: A systematic review of studies undertaken in residential aged care

Fetherstonhaugh, Deirdre; Haesler, Emily; Bauer, Michael


Background Dementia is one of the most prevalent conditions in older adults in residential aged care. Dementia has a significant impact on a person’s ability to eat, drink and participate in mealtime activities. Dementia impacts memory, appetite, gross and fine motor skills, communication skills, mood and social behaviours, all of which can decrease the person’s ability to engage in a meal. Objectives The objective was to review the literature on strategies to promote mealtime function in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Nursing Studies
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.04.005


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