Holly D Reimer

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Two education interventions involving personalized messages after nutrition screening in older adults were compared to determine changes in nutrition knowledge and risk behaviour. Of 150 older adults randomly selected from a local seniors' centre, 61 completed baseline screening and a demographic and nutrition knowledge questionnaire and were randomized to(More)
Testing and refining nutrition screening tools that have demonstrated validity and reliability is important to ensure that mechanisms for allocating nutrition resources to those most in need are as efficient as possible. Using structural equation modelling, a nutrition screening instrument for community-dwelling seniors (SCREEN II) was tested to determine(More)
BACKGROUND Mealtimes are an essential part of living and quality of life for everyone, including persons living with dementia. A longitudinal qualitative study provided understanding of the meaning of mealtimes for persons with dementia and their family care partners. Strategies were specifically described by families to support meaningful mealtimes. The(More)
OBJECTIVES Diabetes frequently coexists with other conditions, resulting in poorer diabetes self-management and quality of life, higher risk for diabetes-related complications and higher health service use compared to those with diabetes only. Few Canadian studies have undertaken a comprehensive, population-level analysis of comorbidity and health service(More)
Malnutrition is a common and serious problem in nursing homes. Dietary strategies need to be augmented by person-centered mealtime care practices to address this complex issue. This review will focus on literature from the past two decades on mealtime experiences and feeding assistance in nursing homes. The purpose is to examine how mealtime care practices(More)
Little is known about how persons with dementia and their care partners respond to mealtime changes that occur throughout the dementia journey. By interviewing 27 persons living with dementia and their 28 care partners, we explored the meaning and experience of change surrounding mealtimes. Participants adjusted to mealtime change by adapting to an evolving(More)
OBJECTIVES Falls prevention (FP) evidence abounds but falls rates remain relatively unaffected. This study aimed to explore community service providers' use of evidence-based FP interventions, attitudes toward implementation, knowledge and capacity for FP engagement, collaboration in FP, and organizational readiness to implement evidence. To our knowledge,(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the effectiveness of community-based self-management interventions in older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and multiple chronic conditions (MCC). The objectives of this study were to examine the feasibility of implementation in practice (primary) and the feasibility of study methods and potential(More)
Nutrition risk screening can help identify community-dwelling older adults who may benefit from nutrition education and interventions to improve food intake. Research has shown, however, that older adults who are found "at risk" through nutrition screening commonly do not see themselves at risk, and many do not follow through with accessing recommended(More)
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