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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000396553.01996.5e
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Strategies for Feeding Patients with Dementia

Chang, Chia-Chi PhD, RN; Roberts, Beverly L. PhD, FAAN, FGSA

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Abstract

OVERVIEW: Despite the high prevalence of dementia among elderly patients in hospitals and nursing homes and the strong association between dementia and feeding difficulty, few sources adequately address effective feeding interventions. Basing their discussion on the conceptual model that grew out of a previously published systematic literature review, the authors address a wide range of assessment and intervention practices specific to various observed behaviors that may aid in feeding patients with dementia.

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, feeding difficulties, malnutrition

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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