It’s no surprise that getting a good night’s sleep is an essential part of staying healthy. Sleeping gives your body and mind the time to rest, repair and rebuild. It can help with: Better concentration and attention span Learning and ..
In the previous article, Dementia and dehydration, we have established the importance of hydration for our physical and mental wellbeing. The person you are caring for should be encouraged to have 6-8 glasses of fluids every day to prevent dehydration ..
Water is essential to life. Almost 60% of our body is made up of water and it is one of the most important nutrients for the body. Water enables our body to carry out vital functions including: Controlling our body ..
In the previous blog we outlined what a balanced diet involves, and how malnutrition can impact someone with dementia. Here we give advice on what you can do to improve nutrition for someone with dementia. Aim for a nutritious and ..
Nutritional care is the process of consuming food that provides our body with the right type and amount of nutrients to be physically and mentally healthy. The right nutrients include amino acids, vitamins and minerals. These are often referred to ..
A healthy, well-balanced meal is important for maintaining a good quality of life. As dementia progresses, it can cause eating disturbances, from a loss of appetite to overeating and craving sweets. This ultimately will change the person’s relationship with food ..
In the previous blog, we discussed how dementia may impact someone’s eating habits. Here, we explore the potential causes for this. Why might the person you are caring for refuse to eat or lose their appetite and interest in food? ..
Food is essential to life and eating is a vital part of our daily activities. Food is also connected to happy memories and special occasions. Ensuring that the person you care for continues to eat well as the dementia progresses, ..
Many people living with dementia experience acquired hearing loss and the presence of both these conditions can create challenges. However, it is possible to live well with both hearing loss and dementia. This article looks at physical interventions to manage ..
Many people living with dementia experience acquired hearing loss and the presence of both conditions can create challenges. However, it is possible to live well with both conditions. This article looks at helpful communication strategies. Assessment It is important to ..