Understanding and Meeting Fluid and Nutritional Needs in Dementia Care

Understanding and Meeting Fluid and Nutrition Needs in Dementia Care

All workers have a duty to ensure a high level of nutritional support. It is important to understand good nutrition and reduce the risk of malnutrition, dehydration amongst individuals living with dementia. It is also important to know the appropriate action to take to get support and advise for individuals.

Aims

  • To promote awareness of the importance of a healthy diet for a person with dementia
  • To highlight the difficulties a person may experience with eating and drinking
  • To offer practical and evidence based ways to help a person with dementia and drink well
  • To improve the quality of life of people living with dementia

Objectives

On completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the barriers to eating and drinking for people living with dementia
  • Describe the consequences of poor nutrition and dehydration
  • Offer practical and evidence based ways of promoting eating and drinking
  • Contribute to risk assessment and care planning good support (including records,weights, MUST)
  • Where to access help and support

Care Certificate Standards

8.1b Explain the importance of good nutrition and hydration in maintaining health and wellbeing

8.1c List signs and symptoms of poor nutrition and hydration

8.1d Explain how to promote adequate nutrition and hydration

8.2e and 8.3e Know how to report any concerns to the relevant person. This could include:
• Senior member of staff
• Carer
• Family member

Dates available on arrangement

JoCo Learning & Development Ltd. can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

Understanding and Meeting Fluid and Nutritional Needs in Dementia Care course is a half day workshop for 12 - 15 learners. Additional learners may be negotiated at additional cost. Learners will receive a workbook to facilitate retaining and refreshing knowledge following the course. Certificates of attendance will be sent following the course and a Training Evaluation report following learner feedback.

We require a host organisation to provide an appropriate size training room for the number of learners and the ability to provide learners with refreshments (tea and coffee) and facilities for breaks (toilets).

Please contact us to discuss your needs, facilities and any bespoke needs for your staff.
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