The Importance of Food and Mealtimes in Dementia Care

The Importance of Food and Mealtimes in Dementia Care

by Grethe Berg
     
 

Mealtimes are about much more than just re-fuelling, and the importance of mealtimes in the care of people with dementia cannot be overestimated. Using her extensive experience of working with older people with dementia, Grethe Berg explains how mealtimes can be used as natural opportunities for meaningful interaction, socialising and reminiscing, and useful forums… See more details below

Overview

Mealtimes are about much more than just re-fuelling, and the importance of mealtimes in the care of people with dementia cannot be overestimated. Using her extensive experience of working with older people with dementia, Grethe Berg explains how mealtimes can be used as natural opportunities for meaningful interaction, socialising and reminiscing, and useful forums for taking part in familiar tasks. The book considers the social significance of mealtimes and their role in maintaining patients' feelings of social attachment and well-being as well as the impact of the symptoms of dementia on food and mealtimes. It also explores different types of residential care and how they can make mealtimes a focus of activity for patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843104353
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
05/25/2006
Pages:
90
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.19(d)

Table of Contents

1About mealtimes and being together15
2Dementia21
3Mealtimes used as a purposeful activity41
4The relationship between ideal and practical reality71

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