Feeding Problems of Dementia Elderly in a Taiwanese Nursing Home

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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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-228
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • 觀察性研究
  • 失智症
  • 台灣
  • 護理之家
  • Observational study
  • Dementia
  • Taiwan
  • Nursing home


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