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Diet, meals and Dementia

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Importance of Nutrition for Dementia Patients

1. Balanced Diet for Health

Essential Nutrients: Ensure consumption of a well-balanced diet.

High Fibre Foods: Promote a healthy digestive system.

Calcium and Vitamin D: Support strong teeth and bones, reducing the risk of falls.

Adequate Fluid Intake: Prevent dehydration and confusion.

2. Medical Advice and Supplements

Consultation: Seek medical advice if essential nutrients are lacking.

Supplements: Consider supplementation under professional guidance.

3. Limitation of Unhealthy Foods

Control Fatty and Sugary Foods: Reduce the intake of fatty and sugary foods to avoid weight gain and mood swings.

4. Mealtime Assistance

Support at Mealtimes: Accompany the person with dementia to ensure they eat properly.

Finger Foods: Offer finger foods if using cutlery becomes challenging.