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AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 108(8):46-54, August 2008
The Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia Questionnaire (EdFED-Q) is a valid and reliable observational instrument that nurses can use to assess difficulties and determine the amount of assistance a patient with dementia will need to have sufficient nutrition and hydration. During this video, viewers will observe the feeding problems in a hospitalized patient with dementia, as well as observe the interview of a family member to gather insight on unique behaviors that may take place during meals. Following the assessment, the nurse and nursing students work with other disciplines to develop a plan that can be implemented during hospitalization to provide for the nutrition needs of the patient, and then transitioned to the home setting.
As we age, so do our eyes. The resulting changes can put older adults at risk for injury; limit participation in favorite activities; cause increased sensitivity to light and glare; and ultimately limit independence. However, in many older adults with “low vision” the problems are not so obvious to others—until we take a closer look and better understand the nature and extent of the problem.
However, there are many simple interventions and enhanced technologies available to maximize vision and function. This 30-minute program provides viewers with a broad range of tools and strategies to enhance safety and maximize independence, and describes services, tools, and options available for those with vision loss.
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