PERSONAL CARE-Nutrition and Hydration
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Nutrition and Hydration Video, Please watch and then answer questions below.
As you get older you need MORE calories.
Grapefruit is an example of a food that:
Is not good for old people.
Can interfere with many medications, causing serious side effects.
Is poisonous to people over 60
Basic Food Saftey Review from the CDC. Please view and then answer questions on this form.
Why are these food safety rules important?
The Importance of Hydration for the elderly. Please watch video (10 min) and then answer questions.
List a 3 negative consequences of not being hydrated for seniors.
Mark all that are true
People with Dementia may forget when the last time they had something to drink. They may think it was just a few min ago, when actually it was several hours.
People with Dementia may not be able to interpret what the feeling of being thirsty means.
People with Dementia don't get thirsty.
People with Dementia sometimes over hydrate as well as under hydrate.
Which are good strategies to help someone with Dementia drink fluids.
Bring them a drink and sit it next to them before even asking.
Use smaller glasses.
If they refuse to drink, tell them they have too or they could get dehydrated and have to go to the hospital
Keep fluids nearby, especially if there is a mobility issue.
Drink fluids in front of them, relaxing and talking, while offering fluids.
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