Happy Eating is designed to help staff working with people with dementia to provide highest quality care in eating and drinking, using a person-centred approach to make it an enjoyable and stress-free experience.
The accompanying CD-rom contains 30 printable colour cards highlighting the main issues with regards to eating and drinking.
This pack has been designed by a multidisciplinary team from Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The work was inspired by concern for a man with Down’s syndrome and dementia who was being fed a soft diet, and the need to ensure that eating and drinking remained a safe and enjoyable experience for him.
Staff working with people with dementia, dietitians, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and nurses.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 12 November 2012
Content: Introduction to safe eating and drinking for people with dementia; Understanding the display cards; Section 1: Eating environment; Section 2: Posture and positioning; Section 3: Why do we need to eat and drink?; Section 4: Ways of encouraging eating; Section 5: Problems with eating, drinking and swallowing, and what can be done to help; A brief guide to swallowing; High risk foods; Malnutrition; Record chart of issues re: eating, drinking and swallowing; Useful resources and addresses