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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000327831.51782.8e
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The Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia Scale: Determining how much help people with dementia need at mealtime.

Stockdell, Ruth MSN, RN, FNP-BC; Amella, Elaine J. PhD, GNP-BC, FAAN

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Abstract

The Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia scale is an 11-item instrument developed to assess eating and feeding problems in people with late-stage dementia. By looking for certain behaviors—spilling food while eating or turning the head when prompted to eat, for example—a nurse can identify a patient's needs and build an effective care plan. The scale takes as little as five minutes to complete. Watch an online video of nurses demonstrating the use of the scale: http://links.lww.com/A281.

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