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Mealtime difficulty in older people with dementia

Rehman, Salma; Likupe, Gloria; Watson, Roger


Salma Rehman

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Dr Gloria Likupe
Lecturer and Researcher in Healthcare/ Chairperson of School Athena Swan group


Aim: To evaluate the evidence published in systematic reviews on the effectiveness of interventions aimed at alleviating mealtime difficulties in older people with dementia. Background: Older people with dementia gradually lose their self-care abilities as the condition of dementia progresses and this includes the ability to eat independently. There is a large body of research into this phenomenon, including into the effectiveness of interventions to alleviate the problems which arise. Recently there have also been several systematic reviews with different conclusions about the effectiveness of these interventions.


Rehman, S., Likupe, G., & Watson, R. (2019). Mealtime difficulty in older people with dementia. Wikijournal of Medicine, 6(1), 6.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 4, 2019
Online Publication Date Nov 8, 2019
Publication Date 2019
Deposit Date Jan 21, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jan 21, 2020
Journal WikiJournal of Medicine
Print ISSN 2002-4436
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 1
Pages 6
Keywords dementia, feeding, mealtimes, review
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