Feeding Assistance/Nutrition

The Allen Foundation funded the development and dissemination of a series of nutrition education and training videos for professional and family caregivers.  Video content includes feeding assistance care techniques to encourage food and fluid intake among older adults with dementia.  Techniques are evidence-based and designed to enhance independence in eating, dignity and choice.  Researchers partner with local dementia care facility, Abe’s Garden, to develop and distribute the videos to dementia care providers within the community.


Included in this module are the following resources:

1. The Importance of Nutrition and Signs of Malnutrition

2. Mealtime Tips

3. Preparing for Mealtime

4. Nutritional Risk Factors

5. Snack Tips

6. Meal Time Observations For Persons with Dementia