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Williams, K.

Improving nutrition and care for people with dementia

As the number of people diagnosed with dementia rises, care services are facing a significant increase in people accessing services, be it community, hospital or long-term residential care. Maintaining wellbeing is an essential aspect of quality of life, and appropriate nutrition and hydration are essential to wellbeing. Care staff require knowledge and understanding of dementia, the impact dementia has on the individual and the challenges and issues it presents for formal and informal carers. The National Dementia Strategy and the Prime Minister's Challenge have placed emphasis on improved

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Systematic review of respite care in the frail elderly

Objectives: To assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of breaks in care in improving the well-being of informal carers of frail and disabled older people living in the community and to identify carer needs and barriers to uptake of respite services.

Data sources: Major electronic databases were searched from the earliest possible date to April 2008.

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