Background. International guidelines recommend nutrition assessment and intervention for those identified at risk of malnutrition. Evidence regarding whether this aligns with the treatment preferences for patients with dementia remains unclear. Aim. To (i) describe the level of importance placed on nutrition interventions; and (ii) explore preferences for nutrition service delivery, for community dwelling older adults living with dementia. Methods. Prospectively, consecutively, recruited patients with geriatrician diagnosed dementia (DSM-V criteria) presenting to memory clinic at a tertiary hospital. A five-point Likert scale question and a multiple-choice question were drafted by treating clinicians, distributed to experts in field for face validity, and pre-piloted. Two clinicians, not providing direct care, assisted patients and dyads to complete the questions with the assistance of a visual poster. Results. A preliminary sample of 26 surveys have been completed to date (n=14 male, mean age 79 years); four additional patients/dyads declined participation. Substantial variation was observed regarding...
Malnutrition in dementia outpatients: let us not forget what the patient wants.
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Doring, A., Rigby, H., Stonestreet, J., Kannan Natarajan, Bell, J.; Malnutrition in dementia outpatients: let us not forget what the patient wants.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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