State of the science: alleviating mealtime difficulties in nursing home residents with dementia.

@article{Aselage2011StateOT,
  title={State of the science: alleviating mealtime difficulties in nursing home residents with dementia.},
  author={Melissa B Aselage and Elaine J Amella and Roger Watson},
  journal={Nursing outlook},
  year={2011},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={
          210-4
        }
}
Three million people will reside in nursing homes (NH) in the United States, and over 50% will experience some level of dementia by 2030. People with dementia become increasingly dependent on others to manage mealtime difficulties and oral intake as the disease progresses. The purpose of this review is to explore the state of the science related to assisted hand-feeding of people with dementia in the NH, identify gaps, and inform future policy. The review was conducted in 2010 and identified… CONTINUE READING

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