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Tips to Improve Nutrition Status of People with Dementia

Tips to Improve Nutrition Status of People with Dementia

As dementia progresses, people with dementia start forgetting to eat and drink. The situation is often complicated by issues like lack of dentures, taste, appetite and poor nutrition. Poor nutrition in turn is seen to cause weight loss, irritability, sleeplessness, bladder or bowel problems and disorientation in these people. Good nutrition will not only help them prevent weight loss but also improve their ability to cope with physical and behavioral problems, and improve their quality of life. Here are some tips to ensure them good nutrition:

• Offer them 5-6 small frequent meals, instead of three big meals.