People with dementia have a high probability of eating problems and require extensive assistance during mealtimes. Little is known about mealtime situations in Taiwanese nursing homes especially. Therefore this study explored eating problems among elderly with dementia in a nursing home by using an observational method. The study found that eating problems among dementia patients varied, did assistance. Several barriers to nutritional care for dementia patients were identified, including insufficient staffing and time. Nursing assistants lacked knowledge and skills to assist dementia patients with eating, and they held negative attitudes toward feeding dementia patients. More qualify and well trained nursing assistants are needed to promote better mealtime care.
|Translated title of the contribution||台灣護理之家失智長者進食問題探討|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
- Observational study
- Nursing home