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Management of swallowing difficulties in people with advanced dementia

01 March 2013

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Problems with eating and swallowing are recognised as features of advancing dementia and may be a sign that the person is entering the terminal phase of illness....

Eating disorders and artificial re-feeding

09 June 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

This article is a literature review into the efficiency of artificial re-feeding in eating disordered patients.

Managing malnutrition in patients with dementia

11 March 2015

Nursing Standard


As dementia progresses, an individual may experience increasing difficulties in eating and drinking safely. Evidence suggests that admission to hospital may...

Providing nutritional support for patients in critical care

21 May 2018

Nursing Standard


The provision of nutritional support for patients who are critically ill is complex and multifaceted, in part because of the variety and complexity of potential...

Providing artificial nutrition and hydration in palliative care

16 January 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This literature review investigates nurses’ attitudes towards providing artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) in the palliative care setting. Various factors that...

Nutritional and hydration interventions for people with dysphagia

28 March 2024

Nursing Standard

Care experience

Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) is particularly common in older people and is associated with various health conditions. Dysphagia affects an individual’s...