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Hot off the press –Nutrition and hydration in managing falls

Hot off the press –Nutrition and hydration in managing falls ›

The new edition of Managing Falls and Fractures in Care Homes for Older People – good practice resource published by the Care Inspectorate (Scotland) and NHS Scotland has recently been launched. This resource aims to help care home staff to understand the importance of taking a proactive approach to preventing falls and to support older people…

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Should Popeye have taken a vitamin D supplement?

Should Popeye have taken a vitamin D supplement? ›

10th February 2016 | Categories: Food & Nutrition

Regular readers of my blog will be aware of the importance of an adequate vitamin D status in the older adult, as well as throughout a person’s lifetime. So those of us at the British Nutrition Foundation welcomed the recent publication of a special vitamin D edition of our nutrition journal, Nutrition Bulletin, which explores many facets…

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If music be the food of love…

If music be the food of love… ›

5th February 2016 | Categories: Adult Social Care , Care Planning , Dementia , Food & Nutrition

Poor nutrition is commonly experienced by people with dementia. So it was with interest this week to see a new initiative from the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust for the provision of specialist support to dementia patients to ensure that they are eating and drinking enough. The programme, Dementia Nutrition Support in Hospital Pathway (known…

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Concerns over medication crushed into food

Concerns over medication crushed into food ›

25th January 2016 | Categories: Adult Social Care , Food & Nutrition

Readers of the nutrition blog may wonder why this week’s subject is the new Patients Association Report, Survey of medicines related care of residents with dysphagia in care homes. The report, based on a study of a small sample of 30 care homes, found that many residents are affected by swallowing difficulties, which can make…

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Lessons for Communication of Malnutrition

Lessons for Communication of Malnutrition ›

9th October 2015 | Categories: Adult Social Care , Food & Nutrition

Malnutrition Task Force It is rewarding to see research in malnutrition including the people that are actually involved with the day to day care of older people. So I was delighted to come across this week a Malnutrition Task Force report undertaken to investigate which types of malnutrition messages may be effective, which included research…

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