Dementia Gateway: Living with dementia
Eating well: Why nutrition is important for people with dementia
We all have likes and dislikes and eating habits that are particular to us as individuals.
- For many people with dementia, the changes that are experienced as dementia progresses can have an impact on the whole mealtime experience.
- These changes can result in weight loss, dehydration or even weight gain.
- Malnutrition and dehydration can contribute to the risk of developing delirium.
- The more we know about a person with dementia, the easier it is to meet their nutritional needs.