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What does the US say about diet, cognition and mood?

June 30, 2015
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are reviewed, updated and published every 5 years. The 2015 Guidelines – due to be published later this year – are advised by a report…
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Managing residents with dysphagia

June 22, 2015
This blog recently highlighted a service user safety issue with regards the thickening powder used for drinks in people with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). We return to dysphagia this week, as…
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Is nutrition supplementation appropriate for children with ASD?

June 16, 2015
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often picky eaters, which can lead to concern that they may not be getting adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals, and may suggest…
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Qualifications for care home catering?

June 5, 2015
Caterers in care homes undoubtedly play a key role in the care workforce, but historically they have not been required to have any specific care qualifications, yet an understanding of…
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Where nutrition research meets good dementia care

June 1, 2015
The provision of appropriate food and nutrition is a vital part in delivering dignity in care for people with dementia. Eating and drinking becomes increasingly difficult as a result of…
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Patient safety alert – when inappropriate nutritional care may prove deadly

May 22, 2015
Whilst the detrimental clinical impact of malnutrition in care home patients is recognised, nutrition in itself is rarely considered a user safety issue in the same light as slips, trips…
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Let’s dispel some of the common nutrition myths for older people in care homes!

May 18, 2015
This week, we look at 10 of the common nutrition myths as applied to older service users. They’re old – just give them anything to eat Inadequate diets can lead…
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Is variety the spice of life for those with poor appetites?

May 11, 2015
Studies in Europe, US and Australia have reported that up to 65 per cent of older persons in nursing homes experience poor appetite, and this is an important risk factor…
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