Difficulties of food refusal in caring for the elderly demented in the community

Tare, H; Wasson, K; Hayes, C; Curry, V
May 2000
Palliative Medicine;May2000, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p248
Academic Journal
Studies the difficulties raised for health care professionals by food refusal in elderly patients with dementia. Potential reasons for the difficulties; Effects of different stages of dementia on a patient's appetite and motivation to eat; Ethical issues raised by such difficulties.


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