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Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

Food and Nutrition

01st June 2015

Where nutrition research meets good dementia care

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

The provision of appropriate food and nutrition is a vital part in delivering dignity in care for people with dementia....

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22nd May 2015

Patient safety alert – when inappropriate nutritional care may prove deadly

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Whilst the detrimental clinical impact of malnutrition in care home patients is recognised, nutrition in itself is rarely considered a...

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18th May 2015

Let’s dispel some of the common nutrition myths for older people in care homes!

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

This week, we look at 10 of the common nutrition myths as applied to older service users. They’re old – just...

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11th May 2015

Is variety the spice of life for those with poor appetites?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Studies in Europe, US and Australia have reported that up to 65 per cent of older persons in nursing homes...

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01st May 2015

We may not like talking about it but we should

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Constipation is under-estimated, under-treated and overlooked. Yet chronic constipation affects as much as 80 per cent of the older adult...

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27th April 2015

Can care homes overcome barriers to implementing nutrition guidelines?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Despite increasing recognition, older people living in care homes remain vulnerable to malnutrition, this has significant negative impacts on their...

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17th April 2015

Puffins in the care sector?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

There is currently considerable interest in seeing an improvement in the detection and management of malnutrition in care homes for...

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30th March 2015

An inspector calls

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

I often use this blog to report on nutritional standards in care homes from the point of view of the...

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20th March 2015

Eggs – good, bad or indifferent for cholesterol?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Eggs have been vilified for many years by well-meaning health practitioners for their high cholesterol content. The message to limit...

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13th March 2015

Preventing cognitive decline – should interventions be multidimensional?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Research has associated several vascular (heart and blood vessels) and lifestyle-related risk factors with cognitive impairment in later life and...

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