Good nutrition is crucial to our well-being. When your residents have dementia, it can be difficult for them to get the nutrients they need and to enjoy meals in the same way they might have in the past. There are many reasons why people with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias have nutritional problems. In this educational video, we'll focus on:
- How aging affects our dietary health
- The ways dementia changes residents' ability to nourish themselves and enjoy mealtime
- Your role in screening residents to identify those at nutritional risk or those whose diet and mealtime experience is inadequate
- What you can do to help residents get the nutrition and hydration/fluids that they need
We'll describe changes to the brain and body related to dementia and how they affect care needs as well as residents' ability to nourish themselves.
Then we'll show you some simple things you can do to help residents eat and drink well Ð to meet their nutrition and hydration needs.
Making Meals and Mealtime Meaningful Ð Nutrition and Dementia is a practical educational tool. It demonstrates important skills necessary to help caregivers address the nutritional needs of residents with dementia. Filled with practical information and useful instruction, this video explains prevention measures for overcoming nutritional and fluid deficiencies, how dementia can affect your residents' nutrition and hydration, and so much more.
This video training provides a unique and interactive learning experience. In addition to the valuable learning information contained in the video and facilitator guide, the video in-service provides opportunities for facilitated discussion to help participants understand how dementia can influence nutrition and overall resident health.
ElderCare Communications is a leading provider of high quality video-based education and information to help improve the quality of care and resident quality of life in long-term care settings.
You may download the facilitator guide here.