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Dementia - Nutrition and Hydration

Subject category: Dementia

Course overview

This course has been developed to enable staff working with people who have dementia to meet their individual nutritional and hydration needs. By attending this course staff will increase their knowledge and understanding of working with individuals who have dementia and how to meet their nutritional and hydration needs in a more person centred approach. Staff will be able to support service users to receive person centred care, whilst maintain a good sense of physical and mental wellbeing by their nutritional and hydration needs being met.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities, MUST tool and menue planning.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Care Act 2014
Dementia Core Skills Education & Training Framework
The Care Quality Commission Fundamental Standards
The Care Certificate – Standard 8 Fluids and Nutrition
National Dementia Policy (Living Well with Dementia) 2011
Common Core Principle supporting people with Dementia

and the following QCF unit:
Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

Course content

How people living with Dementia may experience changes in their relationship with food
Progression of Dementia and how the behavioural, emotional and physical changes can make eating and drinking more difficult
How dementia may affect diet and nutrition, covering: Weight Loss, Poor Appetite, Chewing and Swallowing, Co-Ordination Issues, Changes in food and taste preferences
Key minerals and nutrients crucial to supporting good health
Thresholds regarding malnutrition and its implications
Importance of adequate hydration
What to do if food isn’t enough for people with dementia by discussing what happens if the body is not getting enough nutrition
Medical nutrition

Learning outcomes

Explain how people living with Dementia may experience changes in their relationship with food
Identify the Progression of Dementia and how the behavioural, emotional and physical changes can make eating and drinking more difficult
Explain how dementia may affect diet and nutrition, covering: weight loss, poor appetite, chewing and Swallowing, co-ordination issues and changes in food and taste preferences
Explain the Key minerals and nutrients crucial to supporting good health
Describe the thresholds regarding malnutrition and its implications
Describe the importance of adequate hydration
Identify what to do if food isn’t enough for people with dementia by discussing what happens if the body is not getting enough nutrition
Explain what medical nutrition is

Duration

6 hours

Call us on 01727 733 999 or email us at info@uniquetrainingsolutions.co.uk to find out how we can help you with this course.

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